Improvements part of $11.6 million bond for school construction

Improvements to Central Montcalm Public Schools in Stanton, Mich., are officially underway, signified by a recent groundbreaking ceremony on May 15.

Voters in the school district passed an $11.6 million bond in August 2016 to fund improvements to school buildings, with the primary focus on improving traffic flow, student learning, safety and security.

Granger Construction is serving as Construction Manager for the project, which includes a new design of school offices to create secure vestibules at all buildings, including a new entrance vestibule addition at the high school/middle school building to be complete by the end of the year.

Rob Train, vice president, Granger Construction

“The community support for this project has been substantial,” said Rob Train, vice president at Granger Construction. “We couldn’t be more excited to get started with helping to make improvements for the district.”

Other updates and renovations, slated for completion by the end of summer 2018, include:

  • Lower Elementary – moving parent drop-off to a parking area located east of the building and using the current parking west of the building for bus drop-off. The playground equipment would then be shifted north of its current site, and will include a fenced-in area with a basketball court.
  • Upper Elementary – creating a secure vestibule with a glass wall dividing the entrance/exit, and visitors will need to be buzzed in.
  • High School/Middle School – constructing a combined office space with meeting rooms, redesign of the music rooms and storage space and a new reception area. A new team room and a new storage building near the football stadium will help with equipment storage for track and football. Also, an additional drive off M-66 for a new entrance/exit north of campus will be created, along with upgrades to the bus garage building.

For updates or more information, visit the Central Montcalm Public Schools construction website.

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