First bond improvements take place at Horizon High School

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30am

Aging modular ramps, stairs get refresh

The first of two years worth of bond improvements planned at Horizon High School got under way over the recent winter break.

Aging wooden stairs and ramps to five mobile classrooms, located on the east side of the school campus, were replaced with aluminum stairs and ramps. The stairs and ramps, original to the installation of the mobile classrooms - had begun to deteriorate and cause a safety hazard. 

"These newly installed ramps/stairs will allow hundreds of individuals to access these classroom spaces safely, even in inclement weather," said Horizon Principal Kim Brady.

The installation of the new access equipment cost about $85,000. It is the first of more than $5 million worth of improvements planned for the 31-year-old facility over the next two years.

In Summer 2018, the school is expected to receive significant structural and ventillation improvements to the building's large crawlspace and replacements and upgrades to building security cameras.

A Design Advisory Group of school staff and teachers has been formed to work with project architect, LOA Architecture, to prioritize how money for improvements to the school's specials programs as well as general building renovations. This is expected to include upgrades for theater, music and art programs and could include replacement of building flooring as well as aging exterior windows and doors. Mark Young Construction is the general contractor/construction manager for the improvements.