Modernize Park Place Middle School
Built in the mid-1970s, Park Place Middle has been home to thousands of students. It first was the high school, then a junior high and, for the past few years, the campus is the learning center for about 800 students a year in grades 6, 7 and 8. Staff work diligently to keep the open campus secure but the current layout of the campus does not help their efforts. The proposed project will:
- Improve safety and security systems; and
- Renovate gymnasium, the two-story F building, portions of the E building and commons; and
- Construct new classrooms; and
- Add all-weather fields and synthetic track with lighting.
Estimated cost is $69 million and this project is eligible for about $16.9 million in state construction assistance. If approved, construction would begin in 2016 after a design process involving students, families, staff and the community.