Omaha Public Schools Delivers on New, Improved Learning Spaces for Students
“Everything we did, as far as improvements in the buildings, help staff and students,” said Brad Boganowski, who managed the projects for Omaha Public Schools. “Making sure the infrastructure works for each one of the buildings is important.”
Since 2018 alone, our district has completed nearly 25 projects, including five new schools and upgrades to existing buildings.
“The environment for our students is much better,” said Charles Wakefield, Omaha Public Schools chief officer of operations and talent services. “More consistent air conditioning and heating, more consistent lighting, a better foundation within our buildings to support our students.”
At Morton Middle, our district updated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that were initially installed more than 60 years ago.
“We have new windows that open now and air-conditioning in the gym,” said Matthew Williams, Morton Middle principal. “It was fun to see how they seamlessly put together the 1960s into the 2020s.”
The Morton Middle project included 13 new classrooms designed with collaboration and flexibility in mind.
“You can do a lot with these spaces. One classroom can be a math or a science room,” said Williams. “You’re not stuck where you are anymore.”