Ozark School District
Construction continues to move forward, with crews at Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center and the Ozark Innovation Center day after day. Currently, we remain on track to have both projects completed for the 2022/23 school year.
On the exterior, the metal connector that brought together the 1922 building and the 1936 building has been removed. This is where the new front entrance to the Early Childhood Center will be.
Crews from Gerken Construction and DeWitt Construction have finished interior demolition, removing the remaining interior walls exposing the original pillars and beams. The original 1922 trusses are being reinforced with steel and LVL beams, which is a laminated veneer lumber that provides stability. Crews have started framing walls on the top floor.
The demolition crew has removed the boiler pipes and ceiling grid in the basement. The doors to the stairwells that have been sealed for decades have been removed and are lighting up the basement. With the old interior walls removed, you can start to see how it will all come together, comparing the beams in the first photo with the beams in the architect's rendering.
Finley River School
The secure entrance to Finley River School has been added to the north end of the Ozark Innovation Center. Finley River School will be located next to District Office.
The inside of the Ozark Innovation Center may not be pretty, but it is making big progress! Plumbing and duct work is going in and framework is starting. Footings are also being poured for the installation of soundproof walls for the choir and media production departments.