User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


26° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
 Winter Storm for January 31-February 1, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Liberty Elementary Getting Sport Court

August 15, 2014, 5:00 PM by Matt Holsen

Liberty Elementary Getting Sport Court
HARRISBURG, SD -

School starts next Thursday in Harrisburg but that's not enough time to finish work on the new gym floor at Liberty Elementary. If you'll remember, the school flooded for the second summer in a row this past June.

After bouts with flooding in back to back years, Harrisburg Superintendent Jim Holbeck says a new type of surface will grace the gym floor at Liberty this year.

"We're not putting in another wood floor, we're going to put in a Sport Court and so if it ever does flood again, hopefully that never happens, but if it does then we will not ruin a floor," Holbeck said.

Harrisburg's new elementary school has a Sport Court and Holbeck gives it high praise. To make way for the $110,000 court at Liberty, crews had to raise the concrete by two inches. It's currently curing while the new Sport Court sits nearby in rolls.

"Our physical education is all day long and so we'll have to make due like we did last year and be outside but last year we were outside until the first of November until the wood floor was done. So we're looking forward to having this one done sooner," Holbeck said. 

The new gym floor should be ready by the first of September and won't need to be refinished every year. The cost of the court along with fixing damage to the rest of the school after several inches of water seeped in is being covered by insurance.

Nearby, city crews are busy tearing up the road and their efforts could benefit the school.

"The city is putting in storm sewers and sanitary sewers. We hope that those storm sewers are going to help make a difference if we have another deluge of rain," Holbeck said.

The total insurance check the school received after the June flood came to about $400,000.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Students Return To School After Measles Scare

1/25/2015 5:23 PM

Students will be heading back to school tomorrow at Holy Spirit Elementary after the confirmation that one of the students has tested positive with th...

Full Story
School Leaders React To Measles Guildelines

1/29/2015 6:01 PM

If your son or daughter is not vaccinated against the measles right now, he or she may end up missing nearly a month of school.  The South Dakota...

Full Story | Watch
SF School Board Adjusts Superintendent Powers For Student Absence

1/26/2015 9:55 PM

Two words now included in school policy could eliminate a lot of paperwork if more students are forced to stay home because of the flu.

Full Story | Watch
Lake Area Technical Institute Reaches Enrollment Record

1/29/2015 6:02 AM

Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown says 2,020 students were tallied during the final spring semester student count.

Full Story
School Funding 101 From SF School District

1/29/2015 9:55 PM

South Dakota ranks last in the country in average teacher salary, and based on the math, that standing isn't changing anytime soon.

Full Story | Watch


Events