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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 23, 2014

Mid-Prairie renovations under way

By Xiomara Levsen | Aug 04, 2014

WELLMAN—When students return to school buildings in the Mid-Prairie Community School District on Aug. 20, some smaller renovations will have been completed.
One is the installation of air conditioning at Washington Township Elementary School, which was part of the $10.6 million bond that voters in the district passed last spring.
“We had the air conditioning installed over the summer,” said Mid-Prairie Community School District Superintendent Mark Schneider.  
Other smaller renovations done at each building across the district included replacing flooring and ceiling tiles, and painting, which Schneider estimated to cost around $200,000.
“These were things we couldn’t have done during the school year,” Schneider said. “We also installed a sidewalk from the top to the bottom of the hill at Wellman Elementary to make it more handicap accessible.”
The renovations over the summer are smaller compared to the construction project that will be done at Mid-Prairie Middle School, which is the largest project from the bond vote that was passed last spring, Schneider said.

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