CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND UPDATES
August 23, 2019
Construction of New Building Moves into Project Phase
On August 23, 2019, the construction the new K-12 Building took a step forward. Board of Education
members Scott Allen and Michael Linton, Superintendent Tim Williams and Mike Mendenhall,
Mendenhall MCS, conducted a meeting with OFCC representatives Valerie Montoya (Planning), Stacey
Thomas (Projects) and Rhonda Hagemeyer (Projects). This meeting signals the transition from OFCC’s
planning phase to the project phase.
As a result of this meeting, the process to create a request for proposal for an architect to design the
new building will begin. This process should take approximately four weeks. It is with great excitement
that we move into this next phase of providing a modern educational environment for our students.
August 13, 2019
The District recently received notification that Ohio Facilities Construction Committee (OFCC) has assigned Stacey Thomas as the project manager for the construction of Logan Elm’s new PK-12 building. In the upcoming weeks, the District will participate in their first planning meeting for this construction project. After the initial planning meeting, the next step in the process will be working with OFCC to advertise for, interview and hire an architect.
The District has employed Mike Mendenhall of Mendenhall MCS and Associates to represent them during the planning and construction phase of the project. Mr. Mendenhall is a Chillicothe native and has a wealth of knowledge regarding planning, design and construction of new schools. Most recently, Mr. Mendenhall worked for Chillicothe City Schools during the construction of their new buildings. Prior to starting Mendenhall MCS and Associates, he worked for Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
We appreciate your interest in our construction project. Please check this site regularly for the latest construction news!
May 7, 2019
The District recently received Notice of Recommendation for Conditional Approval and a Resolution to participate in the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. The letter states the next step is for the Commission’s (OFCC) consideration of Determination of Conditional Approval, which is scheduled for July 11, 2019. Once approved, the resolution will be sent to the Controlling Board for approval and certification of funds on August 5, 2019. Over the past several months, Districts throughout the state have been waiting to receive this document from the Commission. We are looking forward to meeting with the Commission, beginning the process of securing an architect and working with teams of teachers, students and community members to design and construct our new facility.