SWR breaks ground on upcoming middle school projects

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The District held a walk-through and groundbreaking ceremony at the Middle School to provide the Board of Education and members of the community with an update on the school’s recently completed and upcoming projects.

In 2015, residents approved a capital project bond referendum to create improved instructional space, preserve the integrity of the district’s facilities, promote energy efficiencies and improve athletic fields and resources for the schools and community.

Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole said he is pleased and excited about the changes occurring in the district’s facilities.

“This is an exciting time for the district,” Poole told participants at the ground breaking. “We are grateful to the community for their overwhelming support.”

During the tour, participants were shown recently completed updates to the middle school, which included new exterior doors and windows; filtered water fountains and carbon monoxide detectors; roofing and a new phone system; additional AEDs, and the resurfaced track and reconditioned football field.

The Board of Education and BBS Architecture representatives then dug their shovels in the dirt to commemorate the upcoming kitchen and café addition, site and parking improvements, library reconstruction and new quarters for the main office, guidance department and nurse’s office.