Following months of design planning and research, site visits to regional schools and staff input meetings, Nov. 19, 2019 school board members approved Pioneer Middle School schematic designs.
"The schematic designs approved by the Board deliver on every one of our pre-bond promises,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “We have expanded access to performing and visual arts, made safety improvements, enlarged physical education and cafeteria spaces to accommodate current student populations, improved science and CTE classrooms and upgraded energy efficiency systems to reduce operating costs."
Superintendent Smith reported construction will begin in September and take approximately two years to complete. The bulk of the project is focused on the 1950’s wing of the building not impacted by the 1990 fire which damaged the north wing of the school. The project modernizes classrooms, relocates the school's entrance closer to Bridge St. for improved line of site to the main doors, adds dozens of parking spaces, creates a parent drop off and pick up lane and replaces operating systems for heating, cooling and electricity. Additional physical education spaces and expanding band, choir and orchestra classrooms are also highlights of the approved design. Visit the district's website and click on the Bond Update page to see the Pioneer Middle School floor and site plans.