Brighton High School CTE & STEM Center
Important Construction Information for the 2022-2023 School Year
Greetings Brighton High School students and parents,
As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, there is already a great deal of activity on our school campus as construction gets underway on the new STEM & Career and Technical (CTE) center made possible through the 2021 Bond Program.
While we are excited for the expanded learning opportunities this facility will provide when it opens in fall 2023, the construction in the center of our school campus will present challenges that we will need to navigate together as a school community over the coming year.
One of the most noticeable changes students will experience this year is the elimination of the enclosed walkway that connects our north building to the CLC and a large construction area on the east side of our building. This new center will be constructed in this area and, eventually, adjoin these buildings.
Our building contractor is creating two temporary walkways for students to use during construction:
● A covered temporary walkway on the west side of the building that students and staff will use this year to safely move between the north building and the CLC for classes, lunch and other activities
● A walkway on the east side of the building that will allow students to safely access the parking lot, modulars and still allow entrance at the Bill Gamble Gym double doors.
Traffic and Parking
Traffic and parking are a common challenge even in a regular school year so accommodating a large active construction site has the opportunity to compound some of these challenges. It will be more important than ever to follow any parking/traffic rules and exercise patience as we go through this process. You need to be aware of the following changes for this school year;
● Ron Cox Avenue is now a south one-way street in order to allow additional parking between the stadium and baseball fields.
● Students will now be required to have a parking permit for the student parking lot, Ron Cox Avenue and the
swimming pool parking lot.
● We encourage students to be picked up and dropped off on the east side of the building.
Safety During Construction
Our priority and the priority of our construction team is to keep students and staff safe during this project. This construction will bring a varying amount of construction workers and equipment to our school on a daily basis. Our contractor will take necessary steps to safeguard students and staff including construction fencing around the project site and limiting construction traffic during pick-up and drop-off times. Students should be mindful of construction activity, including moving construction equipment, and obey any cautionary construction signage. Construction workers will undergo necessary background screening to allow them to be on the school construction site. There should generally be no interaction between students and construction workers except in the event that a construction worker needs to deliver immediate verbal safety instructions.
Please report any suspicious after-hours work site activity to the police department.
We want to keep you informed throughout this construction process. We have created this construction page where you can check for regular construction updates. We will also use this page to keep you posted on any additional changes to our daily school operations. You can also access this page via a QR code, which will be posted on school construction signage.
Thanks for your commitment to the safety of everyone on our campus.
Principal, Brighton High School