Earlier this month, a Logan County school district began the process towards the addition of their buildings.
First-year Superintendent Fred Lamkey has been on the job in Mt. Pulaski just four weeks and takes the lead of a district that has broken ground on a major renovation. He explains the aging building they occupy has a lot of concerns which adds an addition to the newest part of their facility.
While Lamkey has only been on the job for less than a month, he has kept himself informed on the happenings of the work. Accepting the job in December of last year allowed him to attend board meetings and construction meetings.
Keeping students safe is perhaps one of the top concerns of school leaders anymore and Lamkey says that is something they are looking at very closely with this construction project. He explains they are working with the Logan County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Pulaski police to make sure they are doing everything they can do keep their students safe.
The project will impact only the junior and senior high school campus but Lamkey says there is going to be a lot of things that will be impacted during the upcoming year.
New classrooms in the addition will have the latest and greatest in technology but Lamkey is very excited about linked conference rooms that will be between each classroom. He says this will allow for project areas or even one-on-one work.
He also points out, the new library will have a college library feel with comfortable seating and an open atmosphere. He says these are just a few examples of how education is evolving and Mt. Pulaski joining the evolution.