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Thank you voters — message from Supt. Chris Briggs

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Pickerington voters who helped pass our much-needed bond issue! I am thrilled that you voted YES for our students, for more space for teaching and learning, and for the future of Pickerington Schools and the entire community! On behalf of the bond committee and the district, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support during this historic time where Pickerington Schools is facing unprecedented growth!

 

Now with your support, district leaders will begin working right away on implementing the district’s capital plan, which includes the proceeds from the $89.930 million bond issue, to:

  • Build a new junior high school that can house up to 1,300 students
  • Renovate all of Ridgeview Junior High to convert to a building holding separate kindergarten to fourth grade elementary and fifth to sixth grade middle schools; this creates an eighth elementary school that will house about 450 elementary students, and a fourth middle school that will house about 450 middle school students
  • Add 24 additional classrooms at Central High School housing up to 650 students; upgrade the cafeteria, expanding capacity by 200 additional students; install secure entryways
  • Add 18 additional classrooms to North High School housing up to 470 additional students; install secure entryways
  • Renovate and upgrade multiple elementary schools to accommodate growth, making room for up to 375 additional students.
While it may take awhile for all of the construction to be completed, rest assured we will move forward as quickly as possible and will post updates on our progress, every step of the way. We are so #PLSDProud of the faith and confidence you have demonstrated in the district at the polls, and we are ready and eager to do the work that will continue to make Pickerington Schools a destination district that is Educating for Tomorrow.
 
What a great night for this amazing school district!
 
See you in the schools,
 
Chris Briggs, Suprintendent