The Reynoldsburg Board of Education on April 16 approved more than $1 million in renovations and repairs to schools this summer.
That includes renovations at the Hannah Ashton Middle School library, 1482 Jackson St.
Summit Construction LLC was awarded a $42,050 construction contract for that project,with the renovation expected to be done in time for next school year.
Inventionland Institute, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was hired for $110,315 to transform about 2,200 square feet into a makerspace.
Popular in STEM-based education, makerspaces are areas where students can work on projects collaboratively, with a focus on technology and invention. They often are equipped with tools such as 3D printers, computers and audio-video editing software as well as arts-and-crafts supplies.
Plans for the Hannah Ashton makerspace include 12 double-sided dry-erase light panels, a…