New Miami Trace High School Project Update

January/February 2017

Due to mild conditions, the construction team has been hard at work throughout much of the past two months. During this time, the early site contractor has been working to install the various storm sewer structures throughout the site. The geo-thermal well drilling firm has also been working to install the geo-thermal wells at a rate of approximately 3-4 wells per day. As of mid-February, the firm had installed approximately 80 of the 286 wells that will be needed to heat and cool the building.


The construction manager went out to bid for all of the components that will make up our new facility. There were more than 30 separate bid packages that were issued out to contractors to bid on. As of mid-February, the construction manager was still hard at work analyzing the results of the bidding process to ensure that each contractor has included all specified items for the bidding documents. The goal is to have the bids accepted by the end of February.


The team is now focused on the beginning of warmer weather so that they can get started on building foundations and under-slab electrical and plumbing systems. The current schedule has this work beginning in early March. The community should begin to witness the building begin rising from the ground in early May.


The team is hard at work finalizing the details of the furniture bid package. We anticipate that this package will go out to bid by April. This package is made up of items such as tables, chairs, desks, gym equipment, cafeteria tables, science tables, and loose equipment. Basically anything that is not bolted down to the building! The team has worked diligently with the staff and students at the current high school to get feedback on the types and styles of furniture desired in the new school, with a focus on functionality, comfort, and durability. The team has greatly benefitted by the use of a “test classroom” that is being used at the current high school to try different types of furniture under “real world” conditions.


If you have not already done so, please take the opportunity to view the link on our district website to take a “virtual tour” of the new school. This feature gives a very realistic and exciting opportunity to “fly” through the building, even though the start of construction of the actual building is still a few months away! The project continues to be on track to open for students in January 2019.


Please contact us at (740) 335-3010 or email if you have any questions concerning the project. Thank you for your continued support and Go Panthers!



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Miami Trace Central Office
3818 State Route 41 NW
Washington Court House, OH  43160.

Main number:  (740) 335-3010 | Main fax number:  (740) 335-1959
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