Staples-Motley School Board breaks ground on school improvement plan, phase 1

The groundbreaking follows the closure of the middle school in Motley.

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Joining in on the groundbreaking ceremony is Mary Freeman, left, Jeremy Reeck, Lisa Anderson, Shane Tappe, Brad Anderson, S-M Cardinal (Cy Johnson), Bryan Winkels, Kathy Johnson, LeRoy Peterson, Jeff Kobliska, Chris Etzler, Renee Kroll and Chris Boelz.
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STAPLES — The Staples-Motley School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their School Improvement Plan, Phase One project on Wednesday, May 18, according to a news release from the school district.

This summer, the elementary school portion of the project will include:

  • Relocation and reconstruction of the parent drop off/pick up lanes and bus loop
  • Renovation and expansion of existing serving-only kitchen and gymnasium to full-service kitchen and cafeteria
  • Asbestos removal throughout building
  • Renovation of existing classrooms to include new casework, paint and flooring
A public hearing is scheduled for April 11.

At the Middle/High School, some sitework will begin, including a reconstructed north parking lot.

Looking ahead the district facilities committee and ICS consultants working on the remaining portions of Phase One of the School Improvement Plan to include:

  • Design of elementary gymnasium addition with the goal to bid the project in August. This gymnasium will be ready for use in Fall of 2023.
  • Preparing the Middle/High School portion of the project for re-bid in Fall of 2022.
  • Design of health and wellness addition in collaboration with Lakewood Health System for bid in Fall of 2022.
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