November 7, 2021
Builders broke ground on the construction of the new Litchfield State Street Elementary School on Tuesday, October 26. This is one of two new elementary schools the Litchfield Community Unit School District will be building over the next few years.
“Over the past year, Litchfield CUSD has partnered with Poettker Construction and FGM Architects to analyze the existing elementary schools in the district and develop the best long-term growth solution for our community,” said the dristrict’s superintendent, Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau. “Through a thorough facility review process, the district and its partners determined that building two new elementary schools is the best, most cost-effective plan and will save the district on long-term operating costs.”
The new construction is located at 120 West St. John St. This multi-story, 3902 m2 (42,000 sf) elementary school will house grades two to five. It will include classrooms, administrative offices, a gymnasium/storm shelter, multi-purpose commons areas, and support facilities. In addition to increasing facility efficiency and improving student safety, the consolidated, centralized facility will streamline bus transportation and meal delivery from the district’s central kitchen.
“We are beyond thrilled to kick-off this great new project for our growing district,” added Dr. Fuerstenau. “Our mission is to prepare students to be productive citizens, and we can’t wait to reward them and our community with this brand new, state-of-the-art facility.”
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