With nice weather around the corner and the busy construction season inching closer, Mt. Pulaski Schools multi-million addition is taking shape.
Superintendent Fred Lamkey says the latest excitement around their project is the noticeable progress they are seeing. He feels the visibility of what will be more classrooms is very exciting for them.
According to Lamkey, the old high school building will be the site for their addition. He explains the $15-million project is set to bring the district eight new classrooms and an all-purpose room. But most importantly, the project will bring Mt. Pulaski schools up to a proper 21st-century learning environment.
While the building is under construction, the district has brought in temporary classrooms and Lamkey feels it is impressive that those temporary learning environments are getting them through until they move into their new facility, likely in the fall.
According to Lamkey, a week without students in the building could afford them the equivalent of a month with students in the building, which will be significant and a big reason for what will be one of the latest start dates for schools in central Illinois.
While students get a very long summer in 2020, Lamkey says they will have to make up for it in the 2020-2021 school year calendar.