Upper Arlington Schools officials will share the latest preliminary designs for rebuilding the high school and reconstructing or renovating five elementary buildings during two public meetings next month.

Initially, district officials used input from a Building Steering Committee and Community Building Team to shape plans for sweeping upgrades to the schools.

In May, more feedback was collected at two public forums and through a weeklong online survey.

On July 9 two meetings are scheduled in the cafeteria at Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road, to show the latest evolution of design plans for the six schools. The first meeting will be held at 9 a.m. and a second will take place at 7 p.m.

"The district and the design team is reviewing every response from both the meetings and the online survey (in May) to help inform any revisions or updates to the plans that will be presented to the community in July," said Chris Potts, the district's chief operating officer.

The work at the high school and five elementary buildings is being funded by a 5.17-mill bond issue that was part of Issue 43, which voters passed in November 2017.

The bond issue will generate about $230 million over 38 years, according to district officials.

A citizen-led group also is expected to seek to raise at least $5 million in private money to help pay for the projects.

So far, the only work that's proceeding is a $2.15 million project to fix drainage issues behind Tremont Elementary and to build a multipurpose turf field there that's expected to be completed this August.

That project also calls for construction of baseball and softball fields at the Tremont complex, which should be ready for use by spring 2019.

In the meantime, the district continues to plan for the work at UAHS and the five elementary buildings.

"Final plans will not be determined until the end of the design development phase, which is scheduled to be complete in September of 2018," Potts said. "The district and the design team will review the feedback from the July community meetings before finalizing plans."

Public comment about the plans also will be permitted as the school board reviews final development plans before approving them.

A tentative schedule is posted on the district website:

* December 2018: Work will begin on the high school site with construction of a new Marv Moorehead Stadium.

* Spring 2019: Work will continue at the high school on the stadium and will expand as ground is broken for a new school. Construction also will begin on new Greensview Elementary and Wickliffe Elementary buildings, as well as renovations to Barrington Elementary and Tremont Elementary.

* Summer 2020: Work will begin on construction of a new Windermere Elementary, which will be built on the footprint of the old building. The old building will serve as transitional space for Windermere students for the 2020-21 school year.

* Fall 2020/spring 2021: The new Greensview and Wickliffe schools, as well as the renovated Barrington and Tremont schools, will open to students.

* Fall 2021: The new Windermere and UAHS will open to students. Work will continue on the high school site to demolish the old building and develop new athletics fields.

* Fall 2020: The new high school athletics fields will be fully completed.

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