Possible plans for UAHS include rebuilding the school on current athletic fields
by Sophie Yang, ’19
The Upper Arlington Board of Education held a public meeting to discuss repairing, renovating and rebuilding school facilities on Oct. 10 in the Upper Arlington High School cafeteria.
At the meeting, superintendent Paul Imhoff introduced and recommended plans for updating UAHS, the middle schools, elementary schools and Burbank Early Childhood School. Potential plans ranged from air ventilation upgrades at Hastings Middle School to reconstructing the Greensview Elementary School building.
Of the six potential plans for UAHS, Imhoff recommended two—options E and F. Both of the options involve building a new Upper Arlington High School on the current athletic fields. Neither requires acquisition of land on Brandon Road.
In both options, the new high school would have a 4-story tall academic area. Sections for the arts and athletics would be 2-3 stories tall. A courtyard could be placed in the school. Athletic fields like those for tennis and baseball would be moved along Ridgeview and Mount Holyoke Road.
Only in option F, the Marv football stadium and track would be relocated as well.
The Board of Education will consider Imhoff’s recommendations and community feedback when they vote on the options in November or December. Throughout spring 2017, the board will work with other groups and determine a process for updating.
Image Caption: Upper Arlington administrators, teachers, and community members gathered on Oct. 10 to discuss plans for district-wide building renovations.
Image By: Charlotte Janes