It's exciting to see our north campus expansion begin! The board began exploration of the possibility of becoming a K–12 school in 2005. The district informed us that we would need to vacate the Main Street location in June 2005. We opened our current campus in 2008. We expanded the middle school and opened the high school in 2011. The current construction and financing plans were formulated over the last year and will once again be performed by GTC Construction.
Friday's groundbreaking ceremony marks the addition of a regulation track, two athletic fields, as well as eleven additional classrooms and an ancillary science and computer lab. The additional athletic facilities will provide more outdoor physical education space for the school. An additional four acres will become the future baseball/softball field. This project brings us one step closer to completion of the campus master plan to accommodate 1,450 students in 160,000 square feet of finished space on 27 acres of land. The funds for this phase have been secured. In addition, refinancing of the 2008 bonds has resulted in a $1 million savings to our school.
We anticipate the internal construction to be complete by mid-November, which includes the addition of restricted access safety doors at both east and west campus lobbies. The practice field, main field, and track infrastructure should be complete in early December. The installation of the track surface will occur in March.
If you have further questions, please contact Pete Wanninger.