FORT MADISON - With construction projects underway at both the Fort Madison Middle School and Fort Madison High School, district officials have set an official groundbreaking ceremony for next week.
Both the high school and middle school sites will be busy at work this summer. The middle school campus off of Bluff Road will become a PK-6 center and the high school will become a 7-12 campus. New classrooms for Preschool, kindergarten and first grade will be added to FMMS, while new and renovated classrooms will be added for 7th and 8th graders at FMHS. This allows the second and third graders space at FMMS.
"We are thrilled to be improving learning spaces for our students. It has been a long journey from concept to reality. This $36 million dollar project is a major investment for Fort Madison and it's all possible without increasing property taxes. Thank you to the board, staff and community that continued to be our cheerleaders in providing what's best for kids!," said Superintendent Dr. Erin Slater.
FMCSD Board President Dianne Hope said the work is a long time coming
“Let the construction begin! Many people have worked very hard the past six years to provide our students a much improved learning environment and we can finally say that work has started.," she said.
"Over the next two years we will see great changes at our middle school and high school locations as we consolidate four buildings into two buildings that will better serve our students and community. I am very happy that our School Board continued to work together toward this day. I look forward to the "official groundbreaking" ceremony next week and hope that many will join us.”
The groundbreaking ceremony is set for Tuesday, July 12th.
This is a public event and the community is invited. The groundbreaking ceremony will start at the high school at 9 a.m and reconvene at the middle school at 9:45 a.m. with a reception to follow in the cafeteria.
Construction updates will be available at www.fmcsd.org as well as on the district Facebook page and the FMCSD app.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here