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Construction at Mayville High School set to begin in March | Regional news

MAYVILLE — The Mayville School District is moving forward with plans to upgrade the district’s facilities and will complete the design process next month.

“By the end of January, we will be getting bids,” Superintendent Scott Sabol said.

District voters approved a $24.5 million referendum in April to upgrade aging facilities.

The funds will be used for the construction, equipping and furnishing of additions to Mayville High School, including new agricultural science and technical education classrooms and new physical education facilities. Other projects include renovations, infrastructure improvements and safety and security upgrades at all three district schools.

Sabol said the district found five basic things that needed to be addressed: safety and security, capital maintenance and building systems, learning spaces, athletics and fine arts.

At this point, 95 percent of the design process is done, but the plans won’t be finalized until Dec. 20.

“One of the key pieces is the amount of innovation in the space and how the redesign will transform the school for the students,” Sabol said. “It will be a great environment for learning when it is completed.”

Bidding will be done in January, Sabol said, with construction at the high school beginning in March. Work at the high school will not be completed until August 2019.

“It will be pretty much a complete renovation at the high school,” Sabol said.

New construction will fill in the bus port, Sabol said. The locker rooms will be renovated and there will be new restrooms and concessions in the upper floor. There will also be an additional physical education space and the existing weight room will be moved to an area of new construction.

Many of the existing rooms in the building will be renovated, with some of them only needing slight changes and others needing drastic…

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