2015 was such a big year for Lancaster City Schools! Three brand new elementary schools opened and construction began on two more, ensuring that LCS students will have state-of-the-art buildings to learn in and enjoy.
Just as they had done with approving the new elementary schools, voters again showed that the community is committed to learning, caring and succeeding by approving a permanent earned income tax that will keep the schools operating at their current levels of excellence.
The students and staff of Lancaster City Schools continue to work hard to make sure 2016 will look just as good! Take a look at the videos below to see highlights from 2015.
2015-2016 First Day of School
Not even typically unpredictable Ohio weather could dampen the kids' and staff's spirits on the first day of school! Three new elementary schools opened, and three repurposed buildings welcomed Lancaster's K-5 students as they met their new teachers and got accustomed to their new surroundings.
Mount Pleasant Dedication
After the long planning and construction process, Lancaster City Schools finally opened the brand new Mt. Pleasant Elementary School! With local elected officials, LCS alumni, parents and current students present, the doors opened and the citizens got an inside look into the new building.
Thank You Lancaster Voters!
We have been doing great things here at Lancaster City Schools, and now thanks to your generous passing of Issue 6, we will continue to excel and promote learning, caring and succeeding in all of our students!
Building State-of-the-Art Schools
At Medill, the concrete block walls in the classroom sections of the building are being prepared for block fill. In the common section, the roof is now dried in while metal stud and internal concrete block wall installation continues. In the kindergarten-3rd grade two-story classroom section, HVAC piping is now complete and duct installation is underway. On the second floor, the HVAC roof top equipment has been set. In the pre-school and 4-5th grade two-story classroom section, overhead electrical conduit and metal stud rough-ins are being installed on the first floor while internal concrete block walls and metal stud installation is complete on the second floor. Fox Mechanical continues to install sanitary and domestic water lines in the classroom sections and have completed storm piping in the common section.
At Tallmadge, windows are being installed in the kindergarten-1st grade section of the building while metal studs and drywall installation continues. On the second floor of the two-story classroom area, the technology cable tray is complete while metal studs and drywall installation continues. Fox Mechanical is installing HVAC ductwork in these two areas. In the cafeteria and gymnasium section, the air handler has been set in place and the mechanical/plumbing concrete pad has been poured. Claypool Electric has completed overhead conduit installation in all three of these areas and is also installing metal stud rough-ins and pulling wire. Fire alarm wiring and drywall are being installed in the administration area and in the first floor of the two-story classroom area. Fox Mechanical is installing sanitary, domestic water and HVAC pipes in the same areas. RVM Construction has completed internal concrete wall installation in the cafeteria-gymnasium section and is preparing the concrete block walls for block fill.
All Schools Dismissed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18
LEA Executive Board Meeting: Wednesday, January 20. Secondary members report at