A large crowd awash with Hawk Pride joined in to celebrate the groundbreaking on the new addition and renovation project at Hermantown Elementary School. The Oct. 8 event marked the construction start on the approximately $9 million project that will add new classrooms and a gymnasium. Other improvements include remodeling throughout the school, kitchen renovations and a new mechanical system for the facility. Construction will be ongoing throughout the school year, with project completion expected by the opening of school in the fall of 2015.
The community of Hermantown passed a $48 million referendum in 2013 to fund the elementary school improvements, as well as to convert the current high school to a middle school and design and build a new high school as an addition to that facility. That project is currently in the planning stages, with construction expected to start in the spring of 2015.
TKDA is collaborating with Wold Architects on the building design. Kraus-Anderson is the Construction Manager for the project.