In working through the design process, the elementary facilities committee composed of parents, staff, and community members recommended a phased approach to the elementary facilities in order to limit student exposure to construction work.
As such, work will be completed on the McGrath site first where the new construction will go up next to the existing McGrath structure, keeping students separated from the work. Mark Twain students will then spend a year at the old McGrath site while work is completed at Mark Twain, ensuring students are separated from construction and the classroom disruptions that it may cause.
After a year, Mark Twain students will return to their newly renovated building and the old McGrath will be demolished to make room for the remaining landscaping and sitework on the McGrath campus.
In addition, we learned from the Middle/High School project what to expect in terms of disruptions during large scale construction. This approach will allow us to do more work at Mark Twain for the same amount of money and will offer fewer disruptions to student learning.