Woodbrook Elementary front entrance to be relocated


The front entrance to Woodbrook Elementary will soon be relocated from the east to the north side of the building to make it adjacent to the main office.

The Carmel Clay Schools board of trustees on Nov. 25 approved a bid award of $525,000 to JBM Contractors Corporation to complete the project, which is designed to improve safety and security at the school on E. 116th St.

“This is the only school we have that does not have direct access when you come in, as you’re not coming in to the office area,” CCS Associate Supt. for Business Affairs Roger McMichael said. “This modification will change this so this new entrance will bring outside visitors directly into the main office area.”

Construction is expected to begin in early February 2020 and be complete by the end of June. The project is not expected to disrupt students or classrooms, although some staff areas will be reconfigured and temporarily relocated.

CHS upgrades coming

The school board awarded $2.4 million in bids for remodeling of Carmel High School’s counseling, student services and activities area and the health center. The project also includes security upgrades at Door 4, which provides access to the health center and student services.

Construction is expected to begin in early December and be complete by Aug. 7, 2020.