School construction: no “hiccups”


This is the site at Butler, where heavy construction equipment is working at putting up elementary school building forms. The Butler construction appears to be moving faster than that in Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

This is the site at Butler, where heavy construction equipment is working at putting up elementary school building forms. The Butler construction appears to be moving faster than that in Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star


CLEAR FORK VALLEY — The project to build two new elementary schools in Butler and Bellville is “well ahead” of what officials had thought, Clear Fork School District superintendent Janice Wyckoff said Thursday.

A bit of the structure of the school in Butler can be seen and for the first time, people can see something that is “tangible,” Wyckoff said.

For a long time the project had been “theoretical,” Wyckoff said. It was mostly drawings on paper.

But now people can look and “envision” where classrooms will be, she said.

There have been “no hiccups, no soil problems.” The performance of the architects and project management has been very good, and they have been “respectful” of the staff and students at the schools.

Both new buildings are being constructed adjacent to the existing elementary buildings in both villages.

One of the first bits of tangible evidence was when footers were poured for the buildings. A photograph taken by a drone clearly showed that outline in Butler.

Wyckoff said there have been discussions with people at both schools about what will need to be taken from the old buildings and transferred to the new structures.

If things haven’t been used in two years, there’s probably no need for them to be transferred, Wyckoff said.

This is the site at Butler, where heavy construction equipment is working at putting up elementary school building forms. The Butler construction appears to be moving faster than that in Bellville. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star
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