Want the most recent news and updates regarding the construction of the new Thomas Jefferson High School? You’ve come to the right place.
Ghilani On Board As West Jefferson Hills SuperintendentAdded 1/31/17 – “Ghilani, 44, of South Fayette, has served as the superintendent of the Montour School District for the past two years. A clause in his Montour contract will have Ghilani assisting with the superintendent transition for up to 60 days…”
West Jefferson Hills Appoints New SuperintendentAdded 1/31/17 – “The West Jefferson Hills School Board Tuesday night unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Ghilani as its new superintendent…”
Camera to Provide Live Video of Thomas Jefferson High School ConstructionAdded 4/13/16 – “Residents in the West Jefferson Hills School District will have a bird’s-eye view of nearly every phase of the construction of the new Thomas Jefferson High School…”
Low Bids Result in Cost-Saving Upgrades for New Thomas Jefferson High SchoolAdded 4/8/16 – “When bids for the new $100 million Thomas Jefferson High School in the West Jefferson Hills School District came in $5 million to $6 million under budget, the district approved a list of upgrades totaling $3.1 million…”
Card Access Expanded to All Doors at New Thomas Jefferson High SchoolAdded 3/9/16 – “The new high school will be complete with card access to each classroom, which will tie into the district’s camera system that will monitor all doors at the school, facilities director Ryan Snodgrass said…”
Steel Pool Among Nearly $3 million in Add-ons to TJHS ProjectAdded 3/9/16 – “Low bids for the construction of the new Thomas Jefferson High School, set to open in the summer of 2018, allowed members of the community construction committee and district leaders to select nearly $3 million in add-ons for the project that will add to the life span of the building…”
Bids To Be Awarded For New T.J. High School ProjectAdded 1/14/16 – A story titled Bids Awarded For New Thomas Jefferson High School Project was published online the evening of Tuesday, January 12, 2016. It will be available in the print edition of the South Hills News Record on Friday, January 15, 2016.
Building Pittsburgh Article on Bidding the ProjectAdded 11/25/15 – On November 16, Building Pittsburgh posted an article on the new Thomas Jefferson High School project titled Bidding a Project the Right Way.
South Hills Record Article on Construction of New TJHSAdded 11/12/15 – The South Hills Record published an article on the beginning of the future Thomas Jefferson High School’s construction. The article includes pictures of the construction and a conceptual rendering of the new building.
Construction Site PhotosAdded 11/10/15 – The pictures below were taken recently at the future site of the new Thomas Jefferson High School.
Proposed Floor Plan for the New SchoolAdded 5/29/15 – The PROPOSED Floor Plan for the new Thomas Jefferson High School has been released. Click on the image below to view the floor plan.
Project Labor Agreement (PLA)Added 2/27/15 – A PLA is a contractually binding agreement negotiated between a construction project owner, developer, and the Building and Trades labor unions. It is a form of pre-hire agreement, negotiated before any employees are hired, and becomes part of the bid specification that all winning contractors must follow. Once negotiated, the PLA remains effective for the duration of the project. View the PLA here.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
The Community Construction Committee meets once per month to complete their duties. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:
10/12/17 @ 5:30 p.m.**
**This meeting will be held in the District Job Trailer on the new TJHS construction site.
Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are typically held in the cafeteria of the current Thomas Jefferson High School.