As you likely recall, earlier this year voters approved a bond referendum that allows for the construction of a new upper elementary building as well as an addition to the existing high school. Construction has now begun and we’d like to share a brief update on both projects.
Following voter approval, teams of North Polk staff and parent volunteers began meeting with architects to ensure a well-functioning building is constructed that meets our current and future needs. On October 12, the North Polk Board of Education was joined by representatives from the district, OPN Architects, the DCI Group and the City of Polk City in a symbolic turning of soil. Due to COVID-19, the groundbreaking was a small, informal ceremony. (picture below)
High School Addition:
The new academic wing is being constructed on the northeast corner of the building, and consists of approximately 8 classrooms. When complete, functional capacity will increase by 200, for a total of 750 students, which is projected to serve the building enrollment through at least the 2029 school year.
Through your support these projects were made possible, and for that we are grateful!