The Lake (Ohio) Local School District held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of site work on a new elementary school for grades two through six.
The district says the two-story, 135,305-square-foot facility will be completed in 2018. It will be built on green space north of Hartville and Lake elementary schools in Hartville. When the new facility is completed, the Hartville and Lake elementary buildings will be torn down.
The Canton Repository reports that the construction project is expected to cost $30.4 million. It’s part of the district’s overall $93 million facilities initiative funded by a $34.6 million bond issue approved by voters last year and funding from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
The design of the new building calls for a collaboration staircase, extended learning areas, small group rooms, operable partitions between classrooms, and garage-style classroom doors for added space flexibility.
The architect is SoL Harris Day Architecture, and the construction manager is Hammond Construction.