by Mike Knaak
Remodeling and renovation projects at Sartell-St. Stephen schools are moving ahead while the district’s buildings are shut down, school board members learned at the April 20 board meeting.
At the old high school, where workers are remodeling it for middle school students, cleaners are moving through the building as the last work including flooring is being completed.
“We’re ahead of where we thought we’d be,” Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert said. And “there’s no more mauve” in the updated building, he said.
At the current middle school, which will be renamed Riverview Intermediate School, work on an addition will begin April 27. Interior work will start when the school year ends or sooner now that the stay-at-home order will keep schools closed.
Shutdown orders across the nation have not created any delays on either project. The one exception is the company making bleachers for the gymnastics gym remodling has shut down. Delivery of that equipment could be delayed until late August or September.