The work inside Cutler Middle School is about 95 percent done, and the district is finishing preparations for students this fall after the consolidation from three to two middle schools.
School workers built a guidance suite, converted a classroom into a 6th grade science lab, removed promethean boards from the now closed Fitch Middle School and installed them in classrooms at Cutler and West Side middle schools.
Cutler depended on a public address system, so the district installed phones in every classroom, just inside the doors. Workers also converted a classroom with stage into a computer lab, built a school-based health center, and turned a shop into a technical education room.
The district removed a closet in the music room to open up more space, created an in-school suspension room from a storage area, and transformed showers in the locker rooms into storage.
Cutler is on track to have two portables with four classrooms total by Sept. 28, and may begin digging the foundations next week. The furniture and supplies for the classrooms are being stored in a 40-foot container outside the building. The parking lot has also been extended, creating 18 more spaces in a gravel lot.