The foundation for the new building is in place and the walls are going up!
Faculty, staff, and students are excited about the new construction, which has been underway since last summer.
"We are SO excited to see walls going up at Ida Burns!" says Tami Burcham, Ida Burns Assistant Principal. "So far, there has been mostly dirt work in preparing for the foundation. One of our Kindergarten students asked just a few weeks ago when the workers were going to “quit playing in the dirt” and start “building something!” We can’t wait to see even more progress on our new building!"
The new building will include state-of-the-art classrooms, office space, and a health room. It will also house the district's third "safe room." This will give students and teachers a place to take shelter during severe weather.
Complete plans for the remodel include this new building, as well as renovating two of the school's current buildings, and significantly expanding parking at the campus.
"We have had a lot of rain but Nabholz crews have been working hard to keep us on track," says Assistant Superintendent Carroll Bishop. "We are excited about restoring a neighborhood school that has meant so much to our community."
The newly remodeled Ida Burns Elementary School will be ready for students for the 2016-17 School Year.