This $110M bond program is comprised of 54 projects, over a million square feet of renovations, additions, and new construction. The scope of work managed by J.M. Cope includes:
Building Renovations included renovations to the oldest campus buildings at ten elementary schools, including expanding undersized cafeterias and conversion of existing space to flexible learning “studios”; architectural renovations to original buildings at the five oldest secondary schools; upgrade to selected elementary media centers to “learning commons”; modernizations in support of school choice programs.
New Construction consisted of classroom additions to selected elementary schools; the new Cherry Park Elementary School; and the new Montessori School at Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School.
Safety and Energy Efficiency consisted of upgrades to district-wide campus security, video surveillance, access control and fire alarm systems; security fencing at strategic campus locations; public address, intercom, emergency radio, and other communication upgrades; environmental restorations to sewer and storm-water systems; energy efficiency retrofits to reduce annual costs.
Repairs and Replacements consisted of critical building components including exterior walls, plumbing, and HVAC systems at selected schools; upgrades to building automation systems, furnishings, and other equipment at all campuses.
Buses and Grounds included repairs and upgrades at selected sites for enhanced access and safety: parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
“J.M. Cope has done a great job of supporting us making sure that we are on time, within our budget, and that we have quality buildings and quality renovations.”
– Dr. Kelly Pew: Former Superintendent of Rock Hill School District
“What made J.M. Cope different – they are part of our community and they had to succeed in this bond program. The teamwork approach between our construction management firm, J.M. Cope, and Rock Hill Schools has been flawless.”
– Brian Vaughan: Executive Director of Facilities Services, Rock Hill School District