FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Demolition on the former Stanley County K-2 Elementary Building will officially get underway soon. Stanley County Superintendent Dan Martin says Sharpe Enterprises, which constructed the new elementary structure, has the contract to demolish the old building. School officials met with the company yesterday to go over the demolition schedule and Martin says work to begin taking down the 50-year-old building will start Friday.
There is no school in Fort Pierre Friday or Monday. Martin reminds elementary parents that next week, they will have to pick up and drop off their children at the south doors of the new building while crews clean up the remains of the old structure. Martin says officials went through the empty building to take everything out that can be reused or that the district wants to save.
Martin says a bell and some trees that are on the grounds of the old elementary will eventually be relocated to different spots on the grounds of the new school.
Fort Pierre’s elementary students have been attending school in the district’s new pre-K through fifth grade building and Martin says students, teachers and staff have enjoyed the new facility.
Martin says next Friday, February 21 is the tentative date that demolition work for the old K-2 building should be complete.
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