Construction on the new school buildings that will house grades kindergarten through 12 is ahead of schedule according to district assistant superintendent Lucille Esposito.
''2011 will be the first class to graduate from the new school,'' Esposito said.
Walls are already up for two of the schools, elementary blockwork is done and floors and some inside work is already underway at the high school building, she said.
Construction of the $57 million central Hubbard Schools campus kicked off last September when students from all grade levels participated in the groundbreaking ceremony using silver shovels to turn over the first bit of earth.
Hubbard voters approved the passage of a 5.5 mill bond issue in 2006 to go along with the Ohio State Facilities Commission grant of $36.9 million for the building program. The plan was laid out by architects Burgess and Niple of Akron and construction manager Hammond Construction of Canton. The three new buildings that will make up the elementary grades kindergarten through fourth, middle school grades fifth through eighth and the high school will be connected with some hallways and common areas.
According to the plans, the new high school will be south of the current high school and the elementary school will be west of the Hubbard swimming pool. Softball and baseball fields, as well as practice soccer and football fields will be added.
The high school and elementary school are the first to be constructed. Once completed, students will move into the new buildings and the old high school will be torn down to make way for construction of the middle school. The current high school was built in 1954.
During construction, students will continue to hold classes in their current buildings.
''It took a while for the architectural design because we wanted to go on as usual with the educational process,'' Esposito said.
Students will only have to move once from their current school to the new buildings, she said.
The buildings are being constructed around the existing pool and auditorium. To save on heating and air conditioning for the buildings, a geothermal well all is being constructed.
The entire campus is expected to be complete by 2012.