Officials with the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation are celebrating recently completed projects at facilities throughout the district. Jim Funk, a principal at CSO Architects, shared an update on these projects, as well as others planned for this school year. They include:

Columbus North High School –
Construction of a new ADA stage access walkway in the auditorium. Officials say this work was done in conjunction with repair work after a fire in the auditorium last year that was caused by a blown light-bulb and melting plastic. BCSC says that improvements are 85 percent complete, as they are waiting on the delivery of 836 new seats that are expected to arrive this month. Additional proposed work for this year at Columbus North being bid includes gymnasium mechanical work to rebuild an air handler, replacement of an electrical switchgear, replacement of an emergency generator and other improvements to building controls.

Columbus East High School –
Upper-level reverse folding bleachers and glass guard railings were installed at the school. Lower-level bleachers are expected to arrive this month for installation. Additional proposed work at Columbus East includes improvements to the chiller and hydronic systems, improvements to building controls and extendeding emergency power circuits.

BCSC says that playground improvements are scheduled for 10 elementary schools this school year. Bids are slated to go out this month for projects at Clifty Creek, Fodrea, Rockcreek, Taylorsville, Richards, Southside, Smith, R.L. Johnson, Mt. Healthy and Schmitt.

Officials say that work already done over the summer include roofing and exterior improvements at Parkside Elementary. Interior improvements took place at Clifty Creek, Smith and Taylorsville elementary schools over the summer. Those projects included repairs, renovations and replacements in classrooms, restrooms, corridors and cafeterias. Work included painting, carpeting, casework, wall/window repairs and more.