Construction update


The Grand Island community voted in September 2014 to approve a $69.9 million bond issue to complete seven GIPS building projects:

  • Engleman Elementary expansion
  • Shoemaker Elementary expansion and renovation
  • Starr Elementary new building at new location
  • Jefferson Elementary new building at current location
  • Stolley Park Elementary new building at current location
  • Barr Middle School expansion and renovation
  • Grand Island Senior High renovation of 100-wing

Here is an update on those seven projects:

Engleman Elementary

Completed: December 2015

Project: Addition to make school a four-unit building

What we've done:

  • Added classrooms to west side to address space needs
  • 14K-square-foot addition included eight new classrooms and a resource room

 

Shoemaker Elementary

Completed: August 2016
Project: Additions and remodel to make school a four-unit building, eliminate open concept
What we've done:

  • Added classrooms to north side of building to address space needs
  • Remodeled open concept classes and media center to address open concept areas
  • Added commons area to south side to address program space needs
  • Reorganized office area and added a safety vestibule
  • Added north drive for safer drop off and pick up of students
  • Added 23K square foot, remodeled 18.5K square foot

 

Grand Island Senior High

Completed: Spring 2017
Project: Remodel 100 wing, 17.5 square foot of shop space left vacant when classes moved to CPI
What we've done:

  • Remodeled Phase I area to address SPED and general classroom space needs
  • Remodel Phase II area to address CPI introduction classroom and shop space needs 
  • Remodel Phase III area to address ELL classroom needs

 

Starr Elementary

Completed: Summer 2017
Project: Build new school at new location
 

Barr Middle School

Completed: Winter 2017
Project: 37K square-foot addition and 27.6K square-foot remodel
What we've done:

  • Cafeteria addition work for space needs
  • South addition for classroom space needs
  • North addition for explore classroom space needs 
  • Remodel of office/counselor areas 
  • Corridor flooring
  • Addition of safety vestibule

 

Jefferson Elementary

Scheduled completion: Fall 2019
Project: New school on current location
What we've done:

  • Begin demolition/construction
  • Working on exterior walls

What is next:

  • Finish exterior
  • Finish interior
  • Completion for start of 2019-2020 school year

 

Stolley Park Elementary

Scheduled completion: Fall 2019
Project: New school on current location

What we've done:

  • Begin demolition/construction
  • Working on exterior walls

What is next:

  • Finish exterior
  • Finish interior
  • Completion for start of 2019-2020 school year