Groundbreaking at Pleaseantview Campus
(Lakefield) It was the perfect setting, with the kids playing in the background, in which to break ground today for the new 84,000 square foot Pleasantview Middle School. The new building will feature new classrooms, technology learning spaces and science classrooms. The new school also adds a new gymnasium, band and choir areas and a kitchen and commons area. School board vice chair Brad Anderson says they are building campuses that everyone can be proud of.
"We are building an educational home to give our students a first rate education. This will make our future leaders ready to make for all of us, a better world in which to live."
Superintendant Barry Schmidt says there were a lot of people involved in getting this project off the ground.
"We say thank you to the school board, former members of the school board that are here, the task force, the administration, JCC staff, businesses, community members and especially everyone who voted to pass the bond. So this will allow us to prepare the future of our schools and our communities for the years to come. So thank you for all your hard work and to those that have put forth the effort and time."
The Pleasantview middle school project is slated to be complete in the summer of 2022. This project also includes interior renovations to Pleasantview Elementary school including air quality upgrades as well as improvements to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Catherine Deckkenga was the architect on the project from JLG and Kraus Anderson is handling the construction. You can follow the progress of the projects by going to the JCC schools website at www.jccschools.com and clicking on the yellow construction helmet.