Summer projects underway in Ponca City School DistrictJuly 3, 2019 | Headlines
By SHARON ROWEN | KAY NEWSCOW
PONCA CITY — A handful of summer projects are underway in the Ponca City School District including a new handicap drop off location in front of the new Ponca City Concert Hall.
Brett Smith, PCPS, Executive Director of Operations, said the $11 million concert hall, which holds 1,204, was turned over to the school district from contractors in February, and was the first of many projects scheduled for completion this year.
At the former Washington Elementary, which now houses Pre-K students, crews are building a new entrance and office space. Smith said the $600,000 project is scheduled for completion on Aug. 1.
The Future Farmers of America building is now sporting a new roof and HVAC units. The Center Barn at the location is now improved as the dirt floor has been replaced with cement and the walls are now plywood. FFA director Kevin Frazier said shavings will be put on the floor for livestock. Crews are now working to install a new perimeter fence around the property.
At the high school, crews are constructing a new bullet proof entrance way on The Howell Building. Smith said no bids were received on the new elevator project for the building therefore it will be rebid and constructed next summer. A new sidewalk and metal iron fence is also in the works north of the stadium.
Crews at West Middle School are replacing the seating in the auditorium, which has been installed since 1959.
In addition to the improvements, crews are doing roof work at West, East and the high school. Those projects are the result of insurance claims.
Kyler Construction and Rick Scott Construction are the main contractors on the summer improvements.