The walls are coming down at Cleveland Hill schools a little sooner than expected, the board decided Wednesday night.
Work was planned to begin about mid-March, after the acceptance of bids later this month. Those plans, however, called for only renovation work until school recessed for the summer.
That all changed after Cannon architects suggested moving the heavy demolition to the spring, so construction could be completed before next winter in the district's capital project of more than $25 million.
"If we can get this building standing and enclosed by the time the snow flies, it will make the whole project go a whole lot easier," said project site manager David Guido.
Guido said the new plan would also save the district roughly $100,000 in heating costs. The old plan called for the exposed construction to be wrapped in plastic, making it inefficient to heat.