Barnesville Exempted Village School District recently began its first major construction project in 30 years. When finished, the $8.9 million middle school will be about 68,000 square feet and will serve 500 students in grades 5 to 8. The new building will contain classrooms, gymnasium/locker facilities, media center, multimedia production room, auditeria, computer/CADD labs, science/project labs and music/art facilities. Because it is adjacent to an existing wetlands area and pond, students will have an opportunity to perform biological field studies within the science curriculum. The existing high school is also on the site, so students in the middle and high school can share athletic and academic programs and facilities.
The middle school is the first project to begin construction in a $19 million districtwide building program funded by the Ohio School Facilities Commission and local taxpayers. Construction on the other projects in the program, a $4.5 million elementary school renovation and a $5 million high school renovation/addition, is scheduled to begin this fall.
The construction-management firm is PCS-Regency (Cleveland). The primary engineering consultant is McKinley & Associates (Wheeling, W.V.). Designer for the project is MSA Architects (Cincinnati).
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