Last Friday, Cerro Gordo schools broke ground on an expansion and renovation of the junior/senior high campus.
Superintendent of Cerro Gordo Schools Brett Robinson indicates this is the culmination of several meetings and a great deal of work by the community to rally support.
There are a lot of different components to the updates and additions. According to Robinson, there will be a connecting addition to bring the high school and gymnasium together.
Robinson indicates they are going to have new offices, a STEAM lab, and they plan upgrades to the other parts of the facilities.
Despite the age of the facilities, the districts are going to be able to renovate several areas of the current buildings but Robinson points out, they wanted to make sure student safety was the top priority.
With last week's groundbreaking, dirt is now moving and the project will be working around the school day for the rest of this year and Robinson indicates the additional work will begin this summer and estimates a completion date of late summer next year.