On Tuesday, March 29, district administrators, community partners, and city officials gathered to break ground on the district's new Central Administration Facility.
The revenue from the Rock Island County 1% Sales Tax is giving the Rock Island-Milan School District much-needed funds to complete construction projects and plan building upgrades for the future!
The $7.6 million project will include 15,000 square feet for administration offices, 15,000 square feet for warehouse space, and 5,000 square feet for a production kitchen. The new facility will be located on the corner of 20th Street and 7th Avenue, adjacent to the building that was formerly Central Jr. High/Lincoln School/ Intermediate Academy.
"We're excited that this day has finally come for us. This project does not just belong to us but to the community as well," said Superintendent Dr. Lawrence.
Partners in the project are Legat Architects and Bush Construction.
Work will begin next week and the project is expected to be done by the end of the year.