Aside from a few finishing touches, the Shorewood School District has completed all construction projects as planned following a 2019 facilities referendum. “With support from the community, students, staff, families and the District’s referendum partners, Huffman Facility Development and Miron Construction, the construction timeline stayed on schedule throughout the entire process,” says School Board President Paru Shah.
More than six years ago, the District launched the “All Students, All Schools” facilities improvement planning process to address facilities upgrades, maintenance needs and ADA compliance across District buildings. The plan provided a comprehensive approach to improve safety, comfort and efficiency at all schools, to benefit all students. It was funded by a successful voter referendum.
This past summer and fall focused on work at the Shorewood Intermediate School, including filling the SIS Commons pit, renovations to classrooms, a new fire alarm system, updated locker rooms and more. In addition, all remaining work at Shorewood High School was completed, including classroom touch-ups in the Arts and Sciences building, HVAC work and new North Gym flooring.
A handful of additional exterior projects, approved this past year, will be completed by the end of the academic year. These include landscaping at all schools, installation of a new Lake Bluff lower playground and miscellaneous repair projects.
The District is planning a spring or summer celebration of the referendum’s construction completion and will communicate details to the community as soon as possible.
For updates, visit shorewood.k12.wi.us/apps/pages/facilities.
[Pictured: Shorewood Intermediate School Principal Sam Nadolsky posing in the school's remodeled Commons as students gather for lunch.]