The architects meet with teachers from Lincoln ElementarySite plan of new Lincoln Elementary

Master Facilities Plan and Building Projects

DISTRICT: Master Facilities

 

MASTER FACILITIES PLAN PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO

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INFORMATION ABOUT PHASE ONE 

  

 

Renovate classrooms, media center and student restrooms in K-8 buildings
Modernizes classrooms in K-8 buildings with flexible and innovative learning spaces

Build a new Lincoln Elementary on Helmbright Drive
The new Lincoln Elementary will open in August 2021.

Finance a feasibility study to develop a high school options for community consideration.
Explore how to address crowding at Lincoln High School and provide competitive 21st century classrooms.  

PHASE ONE WEBPAGE

 

INFORMATION ABOUT PHASE TWO

 

Building Pride for our Future. Phase Two


Additions and Renovations to High Point and Blacklick Elementary

Space for an additional 225 students in each building.

Additions and Renovations to Middle Schools East, South and West
Space for an additional 175 students in each building.

New Lincoln High School on Current Site
Space for an additional 600+ students.

 

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL PHASE TWO PROJECTS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS PHASE TWO PROJECTS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS PHASE TWO PROJECTS

 

INFORMATION ABOUT BOND AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

A list of projects funded from a bond or permanent improvement levy can be found at:

Bond and Permanent Improvement Project Webpage


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      THE MASTER FACILITIES PLAN      

Master Facilities Plan
In 2015, we began developing a strategic plan to address the long-range facility needs and vision of our district. We engaged parents, community members and school leaders, as well as outside experts, to assess our current facilities and identify needs to assure our district is well prepared for the future.

This Master Facilities Committee developed an understanding of current and projected student enrollment and studied environments that better support current and evolving practices in education for our students.

In 2017, we developed a draft Master Facilities Plan to address overcrowding and the need to update our facilities.  We worked with our Master Facility Planning Committee to develop this proposed plan to present to the community for input.  

The district is firmly committed to transparency and engagement with the Gahanna community. Families and community members hosted “coffee discussions” throughout our school district to discuss the draft of this plan and our future facility needs. The involvement and feedback were tremendously helpful, and changes were made to the draft plan based on the feedback we received. 

The plan addresses critical issues facing our district, including

  1. Outdated buildings
  2. Over capacity throughout the district
  3. The need for an expanded or new high school 

It specifically considers the growth occurring in Jefferson Township, where 206 homes and a 72-unit residential/extended stay hotel are slated to be built in the near future.   

A final draft of the Master Facilities Plan, which outlines two distinct phases, was presented to the Board of Education on January 11th, 2018 and approved. 

 


      MASTER FACILITIES PLAN DISCUSSION   

 

 

 


 

     CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION NEWS  

 

Lincoln Elementary Demolition Scheduled

Lincoln Elementary Demolition Scheduled

Date: 6/24/2022

Lincoln Elementary demolition scheduled for week of June 27, 2022.

JUNE ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

JUNE ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Date: 6/10/2022

June 2022 Elementary Construction Update

April Construction Update

April Construction Update

Date: 4/13/2022

April 2022 Elementary Construction Update

Soil Issue Leads to Delays

Soil Issue Leads to Delays

Date: 3/17/2022

Columbus Dispatch subscribers, read about delays with elementary construction projects.

GJPS Board of Education Chooses Site Plan for New High School

GJPS Board of Education Chooses Site Plan for New High School

Date: 2/11/2022

GLHS original design option moves forward.

New Lincoln High School Floor Plan Walkthrough

New Lincoln High School Floor Plan Walkthrough

Date: 2/11/2022

Assistant Superintendent Jill Elliott walks through and describes the floor plan for the new Lincoln High School.

LHS Floor & Site Plan Community Meeting

LHS Floor & Site Plan Community Meeting

Date: 2/1/2022

Recording of the January 31, 2022 Community Meeting to reveal LHS floor plans and review site plan options.

GLHS Floor Plan Reveal

GLHS Floor Plan Reveal

Date: 1/26/2022

Join us for a Phase Two LHS Update

2022 Focus for GJPS

2022 Focus for GJPS

Date: 1/4/2022

Construction, building a sense of well-being and belonging and staffing are on tap for GJPS in 2022.

Blacklick Elementary PTO November 21 Construction Update

Blacklick Elementary PTO November 21 Construction Update

Date: 11/16/2021

November 2021 Construction Update Presentation to Blacklick Elementary PTO.