A Piatt County School district is wrapping up the celebration stage and is on to the next step after the community approved a huge project for their facilities.
Cerro Gordo Schools had a referendum approved for roughly an $8-million upgrade to their campus. Superintendent Brett Robinson says the project will be a connecting addition to their buildings.
Robinson indicates a lot of work went into the plans for the additions they have planned. He explains they are combining the work with some health life safety improvements they need to make.
Cerro Gordo schools are able to tap into the one-cent sales tax funds, but Robinson indicates that money will likely not be a part of this project. He explains they will continue to use it for their smaller projects and to lessen the tax burden on their landowners.
Robinson indicates they still need to meet with their architects to map out a timeline of when things will get started but they had hoped to go out for bid in early 2018 with ground breaking to begin in spring of 2018.