explanatory detail—a discount for hiring CESA as opposed to someone else at this stage in the process. So what’s in the works for Stanley-Boyd? “The preliminary plans are to remodel the upper …
explanatory detail—a discount for hiring CESA as opposed to someone else at this stage in the process. So what’s in the works for Stanley-Boyd?
“The preliminary plans are to remodel the upper elementary and part of the MS,” superintendent Jeff Koenig shared by email.
The need for extra class room space comes after the Stanley-Boyd district has reportedly seen increased enrollment over the past few years, along with new instruction methods.
“About half of our MS classrooms are appropriately sized and the others are too small for current class sizes and instructional methods,” Koenig shared. “The upper elementary is really a maze of rooms and workspaces that could be better utilized. We also have been discussing building additional elementary classrooms for about eight years.” With $5.2 million saved in the capital improvements account (Fund 46) to do the project, the plan is to build at an affordable pace, Koenig shared.
“The plan is to build what we can afford at a pace we can afford,” he said. “Additional gym space was also discussed if it fits within the budget of the project. Our gyms are used almost seven days a week, year round. We also found when the pool was not available a couple of years ago, we did not have enough space for our PE classes.”
In addition to classroom space, the district office will also be moved, for safety and convenience as such.
“In school safety discussions, moving the district office to the entrance of our building was brought up several times as a priority,” the district superintendent said. “It is our one office that is staffed year round. It has many visitors that currently have to walk through our entire building to do school business.”
As to the firm that will draw up the plans for increased class space, details are found down at www.lhbcorp.com. The architectural firm with Duluth roots and a Superior, Wisconsin office, was founded in 1966 and touts experience with commercial, education, government, healthcare, housings, industrial, pipeline, and public works needs.
“As a company, our philosophy is to serve communities in total,” LHB says at its website. “We work to include the geographic area, the industry, and the many parts that make that community a whole. It’s important to us to build lasting relationships, not just to come in, do a certain project, and leave.”