Continued safety, security measures remain the focus of Phase 2 renovations

Improvements to Mayfield High School classrooms, facilities and fields taking shape 
MAYFIELD SCHOOLS  –  The focus of improved safety and security measures across the Mayfield City School District continues this spring and summer as Phase 2 of the district renovation project pushes forward.
Funded solely by the 2008, 1.9-mill Permanent Improvement levy, work at Mayfield High School will be the most visible project, addressing the age, safety, security and technology issues within Mayfield High School classrooms, outdoor facilities and fields.
By the start of the 2012-13 school year, MHS students, staff and parents will enter a high school with improved safety, security, technology and learning spaces. The majority of renovation work will be finished by the time school begins. Other improvements at the high school will be completed by the end of fall 2013.
“At the high school and across the district, these improvements promote educational programming and address safety and security,” Superintendent Dr. Phillip Price said. “We can better control access in and out of buildings through single, main entrances located near the main offices. This much-needed renovation work brings 21st century learning and safety features into our schools and programs. These are buildings to be proud of.”
Notable renovation work at MHS includes
·         Renovation of classrooms throughout the building
·         Office addition located near the new main entrance
·         Construction of two-story connection corridor joining the east and west wings (the former 8-9 side to the Science wing)
·         Construction of a larger main hallway “Main Street” to allow students to move within the building without having to walk outside
·         New media center, computer labs and cafeteria
·         New lockers and relocated locker corridors
·         Renovation of parking lot areas to allow for driving access around the entire high school campus
Safety and security improvements also have begun at MHS athletic fields and facilities through the district’s Phase 2 Permanent Improvement project.
The home bleachers at the MHS football fields were demolished this week and will be replaced with bleachers that are wheelchair accessible in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act. The construction of the bleachers also will include safety railings surrounding the bleacher area.              >>>
Other notable improvements at MHS athletic fields and facilities
·         Improvements to the indoor track in the field house
·         New locker rooms for boys and girls inside the high school
·         New outdoor all-purpose track
·         New girls fast pitch softball field
Thanks to the outstanding fundraising efforts of the Wildcat Community Foundation and revenue generated from facility rental fees, Mayfield High School’s current football field will be replaced with an artificial turf field lined for both football and soccer. No general fund monies will need to be used for the turf field project,” Dr. Price Said.
“All of these renovations are benefitting our Mayfield students, athletes and community,” Dr. Price said. “Our buildings and facilities across the district are 40- to 80-years old. Mayfield Schools have long been a proud tradition. These improvements ensure the Mayfield tradition continues for decades to come.”

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