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Harvey Dunn Construction In Full Swing

June 13, 2012, 5:03 PM by Nicole Winters

Harvey Dunn Construction In Full Swing
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Construction projects pop up all over during the summertime, and it's not just on area roads. Schools are also getting some major facelifts.

The Sioux Falls School District has about $15 million in projects underway.

Summer break isn't quite giving third grade teacher Emily Tomkins an actual break as she prepares to move to a new classroom.

"We're going to have a lot of classroom changes just so the flow of the school and continuity from grade level to grade level will kind of mesh," Tomkins said.

Harvey Dunn Elementary School is expanding to go along with those changes.

"We're putting on about twelve classrooms so about 17,000 square feet," Director of Operations Services Jeff Kreiter said.

Construction crews are busy building the addition that Kreiter says will make more room for the rapid growth and the shuffling of programs throughout the district, like early childhood moving from Robert Frost to make room for Spanish Immersion.

"That's part of the dominos," Kreiter said.

The $1.7 million dollar project also includes special education rooms, a new play structure, and more restrooms. Updates are also underway to make existing windows and lights more energy efficient. Overall, this is one of the district's largest projects this summer and the timeline is tight.

"You can only build so much square footage in a four month period; this one's really close where we've had a few contractors say they couldn't get it done. We've got a great contractor and he's going to get it done early," Kreiter said.

The addition has been planned for several years, Tomkins says it will not only expand the school, but also make it a better place.

"It's going to be a big addition, but it will be good for our community I think," Tomkins said.

The map below shows all of the Sioux Falls School District construction projects this summer.


View Sioux Falls School District Construction in a larger map

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