Fairborn consults with community advisors as it builds new schools

Jeff Patrick, director of business affairs and construction project manager, Fairborn City Schools, works with students in the Baker Middle School Logic and Problem Solving class on the current construction project at Fairborn Primary School. The class worked on devising the details of classrooms, hallways, cafeterias and more. Patrick presented information so that students could work in groups on their designated areas. Photo by Pam Gayheart

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Jeff Patrick, director of business affairs and construction project manager, Fairborn City Schools, works with students in the Baker Middle School Logic and Problem Solving class on the current construction project at Fairborn Primary School. The class worked on devising the details of classrooms, hallways, cafeterias and more. Patrick presented information so that students could work in groups on their designated areas. Photo by Pam Gayheart

The Fairborn City School District continues to move forward with construction projects for new primary and intermediate schools. The newly constructed Fairborn Primary School will house students PreK-2 and the newly constructed Fairborn Intermediate School will house grades 3-5.

The district is working with a Community Advisory Team comprised of community members, senior citizens, business leaders, parents and teachers who are providing important feedback about the school district’s facilities.

This process also includes students’ perspectives. At Baker Middle School, the “Logic and Problem Solving” class is working on construction projects. The class is working on designing classrooms, cafeterias, parking lots, gymnasiums and much more as part of the learning process.

Several students in the class will be presenting their ideas to the architectural firm working with the school district.

Brandi Keeton teaches the class and Jeff Patrick, director of business affairs and construction project manager, worked together with Assistant Principal Stephanie Reynolds to bring this project to life.

As construction continues in the school district, student ideas and designs are part of the educational process and ideas will be shared as the process moves forward.

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