Two third-grade students from Horace Mann Elementary (Mann) each wrote a story, which became popular hardcover books in their school library.
Margaret Mead Elementary School
When construction began on the new Margaret Mead Elementary School last year, workers dug up a time capsule from 2005.
The rebuilt and enlarged Margaret Mead Elementary will open in September 2019. Principal Sandy Klein hosts a tour of the new building.
As snowflakes fell lightly around them, kindergarten teachers and specialist staff had their first opportunity to tour their new school on March 6.
Enjoy this bird’s-eye view of the new schools opening in six months.
Exterior framing is complete.
Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography
This project will rebuild and enlarge Margaret Mead Elementary School. The Long-Term Facilities Task Force recommended this project.
Architect: BLRB Architects
Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Square Footage: 78,000
Capacity: 690 students
Spaces: 30 standard classrooms plus music, art/science rooms, ELL/SN/special education, library, cafeteria/commons, gymnasium, and outdoor covered play area
Estimated Project Cost: $44,987,000 (Includes construction costs of $26.5 million 2016 dollars, $12.7 million in non-construction costs, and $5.7 million in expected construction inflation)
Planned opening: September 2019
Remodel vs. Rebuild
A Remodel vs Rebuild Study concluded rebuilding a new school would be more cost effective than remodeling and enlarging the existing school. The current school consists of multiple small buildings made of cinder block. A new building would bring the entire school under one roof and limit access points into the building to enhance safety.
State construction assistance: Due to its age, the school became eligible for state funds for renovation or replacement in 2009. The district expects to receive $3 million in State Construction Funding Assistance for this project.
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