As We Grow: Construction Updates

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Kearney School District (KSD) community voted to approve a $27 million bond issue. The bond was overwhelmingly approved with an 84% “Yes” vote. KSD wants to sincerely thank the district community for the outpouring of support shown throughout this process.

Since April, the district has been hard at work to further develop plans to move projects forward. This page is dedicated to sharing information about the development and progress made in each area.

Current Updates

Kearney Early Education Center
A presentation on final project designs was provided to the school board on August 16. A request for bids for the construction of the project was put out on August 24, and construction is expected to begin in October-November 2017.

The estimated construction completion date for the Early Education Center is Spring 2018.

Elementary Schools
It was our goal to install soft play material at our elementary school playground sites over the summer. Regretfully, because of the late timeline of the bond issue this plan has proven to be cost prohibitive. We apologize for this delay and plan to fulfill the promise of the new soft play material at each elementary school. Delaying the installation of the soft play material should allow the district to implement the project at a lower price. Project bids will be issued publicly in late fall, with construction work set for Spring 2018.

Middle School
The estimated construction completion date for the middle school facilities improvements is August 2018.

High School
Parking Construction started September 1, 2017 and has an estimated completion date of October 19, 2017.

The estimated construction completion date for all of the high school is Winter 2018.

Check back often to see new updates.

KSD is excited to get to work on the newly planned facilities! #AsWeGrow #TeamUpKSD

Jeff Morrison
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Student Services
(816) 628-4116

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