Columbia Public Schools finish summer construction projects

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, August 14 2014 Aug 14, 2014 Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:10:37 PM CDT August 14, 2014 in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Several construction projects were going on this summer in Columbia's public schools, and one school representative said they will be ready for the first day of school on Tuesday.

Thursday, the Columbia Public Schools' transportation facility got its finishing touches. The project cost approximately $4.4 million.

Jefferson Middle School finished the installation of air conditioning after a multi-year, $3 million project. HVAC projects are also complete at Rock Bridge Elementary School and New Haven Elementary School.

Lee Elementary saw an interior renovation finished in time for the school year.

Community Relations Director for Columbia Public Schools Michelle Baumstark said, "We couldn't be happier to meet our timeline goal and be ready for the start of school."

Those interested can visit the school website for information on the full list of projects that were supposed to be completed or begin this summer.

The school district had approximately $48 million worth of projects underway this summer.

 

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