Groundbreaking Held Monday at Site of Pierre’s New Elementary School

Shovels in Dirt for Groundbreaking


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) After working through the many details of the project in recent months, Pierre School Board members broke ground for the district’s new elementary school yesterday. A brief ceremony was held Monday afternoon at property in northeast Pierre where the new school will be located. Present at the groundbreaking were school board members, Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt and other school officials, along with Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, city commissioners and city leaders. Glodt said the ceremonial groundbreaking was quite special for the district-and the only other thing that could have made it better would have been to have students-who are now out of school for the summer-attend the event.

Glodt says residents will be able to see visible signs of progress on the school in the coming months.

Mike Ring works as Project Supervisor for Puetz Corporation-which is the Construction Manager for the project. He believes the project will be complete within the next 15 months.

Ring wants to assure residents living in developments near the new school site that construction equipment will not be using Abbey Road to access the project.

Dirt work is already complete at the site, so Ring says work now begins in earnest and he believes that people will be able to see signs of the new structure sometime within the next few months.

Plans are calling for the new elementary to be ready for use by the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The school will be located along what will be an east/west road to be known as Brookstone Loop which will eventually connect with Garfield Avenue on the east and the existing Abbey Road.

Groundbreaking was held Monday afternoon-to mark the official start of construction on Pierre's new elementary.

Groundbreaking was held Monday afternoon-to mark the official start of construction on Pierre’s new elementary.

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