Extensive improvements are planned for Wealthy Elementary during the first and second phases of the construction program. Safety and security, renovation of the Learning Commons, and site improvements will be the focus of Phase I, while replacements of the roof, boiler system, and major mechanical equipment will be the focus of Phase II. Additional details are provided below:
Phase I Projects (April 2015 – September 2015)
Construction of secure main entrance – The main entrance to the building will be moved from the east side of the building to the west side, next to the main parking lot. The new main entrance and main office addition will be two stories, with the second story providing an expansion to the Learning Commons as well as additional storage space.The new entrance will require visitors to enter the main office of the school before gaining access to the rest of the building. The addition will result in the loss of some parking spaces in the main parking lot; however, the east lot on Lake Drive will be expanded to offset the loss in parking spaces in the main parking lot.
Enhancement of building security cameras and card reader access to exterior doors - Current security cameras will be replaced and additional cameras will be added to improve security inside and outside the school. Additional exterior doors will receive card access controls.
Renovation of the Learning Commons - What previously was referred to as the media center, the Learning Commons at Wealthy will be renovated and expanded to provide an environment that can support teaching and learning in multiple formats and will include enhanced educational technology that supports learning.
Replacement of exterior brick - Brickwork on the southwest corner of the building was replaced in the fall of 2014.
Playground/athletic field site work - Adjustments will be made to the existing ball field at Wealthy to allow for changes to the playground/athletic field that will improve drainage and prevent the washout that has been clogging storm drains.
Phase II Projects (2019 – 2020)
Replacement of roof
Replacement of boiler system
Replacement of major heating and cooling mechanical systems
Design drawings for the first phase Wealthy elementary projects are provided here.