Homer School officials yesterday afternoon at 5:30 officially broke ground on the multi-million dollar capital improvement project. Attending the ceremony was Superintendent Tom Turck, School Board President Sonia Apker, President and other members of the board were present at the ground breaking, along with members of the architect firm Hunt Architects, and representatives from LeChase Construction.
School district voters approved the Capital Project by a 257-18 margin back on December 14th, 2022.
Construction will start soon after students and staff leave for summer break. Homer students have their last day on June 21st with teachers done by June 23rd.
All three Homer Schools buildings will be closed as construction will be in full swing.
The projects involve all three buildings with the most updates at the Intermediate School. Other projects include safety and security, with updates to the libraries, windows, boilers, restrooms, roofs, parking lots, fire alarms accessibility and redesign of bus and parent drop off loops.
Parking at Homer Elementary School will be increased as well. The parking lot will continue to be made available for Homer Village events.
One very noticeable update, one X101 will look forward to, is a new press box to grow media & education opportunities for students.
“We also like to make sure that we’re looking at some programmatic things we’re touching in the Intermediate Jr. High. Both libraries, the nurses suite will get an upgrade as well. Which is surely needed.” Homer Superintendent Tom Turck said to X101 News.
Projects will continue through the fall of 2023 into 2024.