Spring 2020 Capital Project UpdateThis April, the approved 2018 capital project officially breaks ground at two campuses. This highly visible construction work is part of phase two of the overall project and includes work to Frederick Leighton Elementary School and Oswego High School.
Frederick Leighton Elementary School will undergo renovations and upgrades to several instructional spaces and athletic areas in need of improvement for student use. These upgrades include renovated locker rooms, officials rooms and several instructional spaces. Other work at Leighton will include main lobby renovations which encompass restrooms and a concession area. Classroom water systems, classroom doors and glass as well as carbon monoxide detectors will also be part of this project.
The Oswego High School will see a major transformation of the main theater entrance and lobby as well as the performing arts wing. Locker rooms will be transformed and many other health and safety updates will be made.
Externally, both OHS and FLS campuses will see significant sitework beginning to modify the landscape of our main campus. Wilber Field will be transformed into two grass practice fields and construction on the multi-purpose field at OHS will also be underway.
The construction may displace several scholastic sports and other district events until complete. The district is aware of potential issues, and is actively planning for alternatives. Dr. Dean F. Goewey has stated that "The end result is worth the temporary inconvenience of construction" and he is excited for all students to experience upgraded instructional, music and athletic facilities for years to come.