A second summer of construction on Huron Valley elementary schools is underway. In March, work began at Country Oaks, Heritage, Kurtz and Spring Mills, as well as at the Apollo Early Childhood Center.
Contractors are in the beginning stages of adding new safe and secure entries at each building, and starting on the individualized plans for each school – new gyms and/or classrooms, for example.
Once students leave for the summer, staffers will pack the contents of each building for storage and work will begin on new ceilings, floors, doors, lighting and more.
At Highland, Lakewood, Johnson and Oxbow, principals said the work done at their schools last summer provided the building with a spacious, clean feel, as well as technology upgrades aimed at giving students and staff access to modern educational tools.
“When we walked through the doors in late August, it felt like a brand new building,” said Oxbow Principal Justine Greenleaf. “We have a new gym, our cafeteria was completely remodeled – and it wasn’t just the cosmetic side of things. We also have new technology throughout the building.”
As with the first four buildings, significant technology, safety and security upgrades are in the works for the buildings currently under construction.
Each school will also be outfitted with new modern, flexible and mobile furniture to accommodate collaborative learning. Media centers, cafeterias and offices will also get new furniture.
All work is made possible thanks to voter approval in 2019 of a $200 million Bond and Building & Site Sinking Fund.
Construction updates are available on our Bond & BSSF page.