Radec Construction broke ground on the addition July 18, just six days after voters passed a $2.2 million bond issue for the school’s addition/renovation project.
“The minute (Radec) knew it passed, they rallied up their forces and got subcontractors called,” said Wynot Public School superintendent Jeff Messersmith. “Then, after their big equipment arrived, they started work.”
So far, the company has completed all the dirt work necessary to lay the building’s foundation. Messersmith said if all continues to go according to plan, the addition could be completed as soon as May 2018. The renovations inside the existing school building are scheduled to take place during the following summer.
“When it’s done, it’s going to be a phenomenal facility,” the superintendent said. “We have sketches of what it will look like. It’ll give us the type of space we’ve needed.”
At the end of the project, students and staff will get to enjoy several new classroom spaces in addition to new locker rooms, restrooms, kitchen facilities, a commons/concessions area, library and fitness center.
The fitness center and library will be open to the community during certain time periods.
“We feel these are pieces of the project that show patrons we appreciate their support,” Messersmith said.
But for Messersmith, the fact the addition will allow all the students to be together under one roof is one of the best parts of the project. Currently, the preschool and band classrooms are located in separate buildings on the Wynot Public School grounds.