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MCR-1 District moving forward with Elementary Project

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:12 am

Above: The current elementary building was built in 1923 with an addition added in the early 1990’s, administration looks at 2019 Bond Issue for improvements.

The Monroe City R-1 School District is moving forward with plans to improve the elementary building and safety security of the school. The district is hoping to have all the plans completed to introduce a new bond for the April 2019 ballot.

Superintendent Dr. Tracy Bottoms stated, “The school district has been meeting with the facility committee to prepare the scope of construction to make the best decisions needed to do the right thing for our kids and community.”
During the October 8 School Board meeting, the board voted to approve GRP as the At-Risk Construction Management Firm for the Monroe City R-1 Elementary New Construction Project for the 2019 Bond Issue, with all board members in favor.
Previously, the School Board had discussed upgrading the school in three phases. Phase one has been completed with the new football stadium and technology upgrades. Dr. Bottoms explained, “Phase two will focus mainly on the elementary school, parking lot and security updates.” After the elementary project is completed then the district hopes to enter into phase three with a goal to provide possibly a new Ag Facility or renovate the building with some possible additions.

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