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

Master Facilities Projects and Construction Updates

DISTRICT: Master Facilities

MASTER FACILITIES PLAN PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO

MASTER FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE'S PLAN FOR PHASE TWO

Image link for Master Facilities Plan
Phase Two Recommendation Video

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

 
 August 2020 Lincoln Elementary Construction Update (PDF)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PHASE ONE

Image link to Phase One Frequently Asked Questions
September 2019 Phase One Update
Frequently Asked Questions
 (PDF)

The 5.5 mill bond and operating levy that passed on May 8, 2018, raises funds to support Phase One of the Master Facilities Plan. This part of the plan includes:

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Please check back often as we update the progress on all K-8 classroom renovations and Lincoln Elementary construction projects.


THE MASTER FACILITIES PLAN

Master Facilities PlanIn 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 Outdated buildings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. Overcrowding in elementary schools
  3. The need for an expanded 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. 


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND RESIDENTS 

Community Engagement Booklet Link
Engagement Session Booklet

Shortly after the passage of the Bond and Operating Levy in May of 2018, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools began to engage teachers and students in conversations about the new Lincoln Elementary. The list of "must haves" from the students, combined with input from the teachers soon formed a list of design elements that would be featured in the new Lincoln Elementary.

District administrators and architects from TRIAD Architects also met with residents of the Gahanna-Jefferson community in a series of 3 community meetings, gathering valuable input about site placement, parking, playgrounds, and exterior features.

The booklet above is a collection of information gathered by TRIAD Architects during the engagement sessions with students, staff, and residents of our community.


 

LATEST UPDATES

MASTER FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION FOR PHASE TWO

 

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY GROUNDBREAKING

 

GLHS COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

 

 

CLASSROOM RENOVATION MODEL

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION 

 

K-8 CLASSROOM RENOVATIONS

 


 

 

MORE CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION NEWS

 

August Construction Update

August Construction Update

Date: 8/7/2020

August 2020 Construction Update for the new Lincoln Elementary.

July Construction Update

July Construction Update

Date: 7/7/2020

July 2020 Construction Update for the new Lincoln Elementary.

GJPS Addresses Facility Needs in Phase Two Plan

GJPS Addresses Facility Needs in Phase Two Plan

Date: 6/29/2020

Gahanna-Jefferson schools may try 10.69-mill levy package in November.

June Construction Update

June Construction Update

Date: 6/5/2020

June 2020 Construction Update for the new Lincoln Elementary

May Construction Update

May Construction Update

Date: 5/11/2020

May 2020 Construction Update for the new Lincoln Elementary.

Construction Continues at New Lincoln Elementary

Construction Continues at New Lincoln Elementary

Date: 5/5/2020

Moving of dirt good sign at site of new Gahanna school.

Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking Highlights

Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking Highlights

Date: 3/6/2020

Enjoy these highlights from our Lincoln Elementary groundbreaking ceremony.

Community Meets to Discuss Solutions for Lincoln High School

Community Meets to Discuss Solutions for Lincoln High School

Date: 2/28/2020

Four Community Conversations held in January 2020 to discuss possible solutions to address challenges at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

New Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking

New Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking

Date: 2/28/2020

GJPS breaks ground on the new Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking

Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking

Date: 2/4/2020

Join us as we celebrate the start of construction on our new Lincoln Elementary

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