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Pequot Lakes' $33 million school bonding project, start to finish

Start to finish

Following is a timeline of Pequot Lakes’ $33 million school bonding project, from start to finish.

• May, 2007: strategic plan laid out by the district identifies the need for better facilities as a top priority.

• June 8, 2010: The first vote is held for the building bond referendum; it fails.

• Feb. 8, 2011: The referendum goes up against another vote; this time it passes.

• May 2011: Interest groups meet to begin discussing what the public, students and staff are looking for in new facilities.

• Fall 2011: Construction begins at Eagle View Elementary School.

• April 2012: Construction begins on Phase I of the project at the middle level and high school, including a new fifth-grade wing.

• May 2012: Construction begins on new media center, formerly the courtyard, and new science wing.

• June 2012: Construction begins on new gym, athletic wing.

• August 2012: Construction is completed at Eagle View Elementary School.

• September 2012: School begins with fifth-grade in a new wing of the middle level building and completed science wing.

• March 2013: Construction on media center is completed.

• April 2013: District purchases technology for several stationary and mobile computer labs.

• Aug. 9, 2013: Gym is completed.

• Aug. 28, 2013: School receives certificate of occupancy for entire building.

• Sept. 3, 2013: The new school year begins with gym, media center, cafeteria and numerous other additions in use.

• Future: New bleachers will be installed on football field, bringing seating from 500 to 1,000.

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