NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO—As most school districts grow and replace their 40- or 50-year-old buildings, many are moving toward larger intermediate facilities, taking a load off their elementary schools. This inevitably alters the way school buildings are being built. The new, 258,000-sq.-ft., Grades 3-8, North Ridgeville intermediate school near Cleveland, for example, is following a fairly new trend in educational facility construction: the buildings are divided into distinct areas that
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A new trend in school construction sees buildings divided into separate “schools,” functioning independent of each other, including the mechanical rooms.