Meridian High School
The work at Meridian High School and the combined Baseball/Softball Complex will be bid as one project to attract larger construction companies.
The work at Meridian High School would include the construction of a single secure point of entry at the front of the school and fencing throughout the camps, connection canopies, and some renovation work to the Fine Arts area along with the construction of the baseball/softball complex.
The combined project is expected to go out for bid by the end of this month (October 2023) and be completed by the end of 2024.
Work on the district’s two middle schools will include the construction of a secure entry and fencing on both campuses, classroom additions, expansion of the cafeteria, and work to the fine arts area on the Magnolia and Northwest campuses as well. These projects are slated for bid by the end of October 2023 and are targeted to be completed by July 1, 2025.
Construction began in the spring of 2023 to convert Carver into an Elementary School for the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Phase 1 of that project, which saw the painting of the interior finished, the hallway restroom up/downstairs renovation completed, and the removal of cabinets on the second level with flooring repaired, was finished by August 1, 2023.
Phase 2 of the project includes emergency work to install classroom restrooms in all K-First Grade rooms as well as restrooms for exceptional education classrooms. All Phase 2 projects are slated to be completed by the end of 2023.
Planning for Phase 3 began in September of this year and will see the addition of adult restrooms on the second level, expansion of student restrooms, a new secure Front Entrance, an additional wall for the Upstairs Office, construction of a Bus Canopy and Loop, completion of a roundabout for the Car Rider Line and the completion of Permanent Parking for visitors and staff. All Phase 3 construction at Carver Elementary is estimated to be complete by Spring 2025.
Elementary Phase 1
Construction to the Elementary Campuses will be conducted in two phases with the bid date on projects at Crestwood Elementary scheduled for November 2023 and Poplar Springs to follow in early 2024. This will see work on both campuses to include a secure entry, ADA upgrades and work in each school’s auditorium. The estimated completion date for these projects is December 2024.
Elementary Phase 2
Bids for the projects at Parkview Elementary and the Little Wildcat Pre-K Academy will take place in the Spring of 2024 and include securing entry areas, ADA work, and work in each school’s auditorium. The estimated completion date for these projects is early 2025.