Construction begins on renovations at F.D. Moon Middle School
Construction is under way on the $4 million renovation of F.D. Moon Middle School in northeast Oklahoma City.
“We’re excited to get started on this one, because people are going to love the improvements to a school that means a lot to the community around it,” said MAPS Program Manager David Todd.
Improvements to the 57-year-old school include:
- Updated heating and air conditioning
- Fire sprinkler system
- Intercom system
- New elevator
- Controlled access at east entry
- Remodeled cafeteria
- Tile replacement in first-floor classrooms and the entire second floor
- New ceiling grids, tiles and paint in all classrooms
- Exterior improvements, including classroom windows
- New corridor lockers
- New, easy-maintenance rubber gym floor in west gymnasium
- Remodeled restrooms
- Larger offices
The project is scheduled to finish in August 2021. It will be completed in phases to allow school to continue throughout the school year.
Established in 1963, the school is named after local educator Frederick Douglass Moon. In 1940, Moon moved to Oklahoma City and became principal at Frederick A. Douglass High School for the next 21 years. Moon was widely considered the “dean” of education in the local black community, elected to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education in 1972. He served as its first black president in 1974.
The funding for the project is the last of the excess collections and interest from the MAPS for Kids program, which voters approved in 2001.
The project contractor is L5 Construction.
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