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  • Crews are finishing installing the final seats. Just a reminder that there are 21”, 22”, and 23” seats organized throughout the PAC so that no one sits directly behind the person in front of them. 
  • Contractors will be installing the pit filler next week.
  • Inspectors will be on-site to inspect the two PAC lifts (elevators) this week. The required phone line to each lift has been installed.
  • Stage lighting installation has started this week and will take 2-3 weeks to complete.
  • Crews are busy doing audio/visual work. Speakers have been installed and there is a lot of other sound and light control equipment to install on stage and in the control room.
  • As shown in the attached picture, the stage floor has been installed. The floor will be painted the week of December 22nd (after the pit filler is installed).
  • Electricians are working on electrical work, part of which is installing the isle lights on the seats.
  • Painters are working on spaces in and around the PAC.
  • Much of the flooring has been installed inside the PAC, including isles and pit. Carpet on the west hallway is being installed today and walk-off carpet will be installed in and around the activity entrances/exits.
  • Expected completion – End of January 2021PACPAC
Posted by jsimmonds  On Jan 27, 2021 at 10:42 AM 1 Comment

BAC (Benson Activity Center):

  • Electricians are completing rough ins.
  • Plumbers have completed rough-ins for bathrooms.
  • Ventilation crews have installed ducts and rough-ins. Insolation is being installed on ductwork.
  • Sheeting will be installed on the dividing wall, with mudding and taping to follow.
  • On ground RTU is scheduled to be installed toward the end of December.
  • Exterior doors are expected to be installed the week of December 14th.
  • Epoxy floor is scheduled to be poured the first week in January. 
  • Steel contractor will be installing an 8’ high steel liner around the interior of the facility to protect the insulation.
  • Expected completion – Mid-End of January 2021
Posted by jsimmonds  On Jan 27, 2021 at 10:25 AM

The window replacement project at BHS is underway. Photo of the new compared to old windows.

Lighting for the parking lot has been installed along with surveillance cameras for the parking lots.


SH Windows before & after
Posted by jsimmonds  On Jan 27, 2021 at 10:19 AM


Crews have removed the ceilings in the main hallways are wrapping up abating the “pucks” in the ceiling. Work will begin shortly on the fire suppression system. 

West Addition:

Sheet rocking is 90% completed and 75% taped.  Paint crews have started priming walls. Next week crews are scheduled to begin work installing ceilings. Bathroom tile is also scheduled next Wednesday. Classroom flooring is scheduled to begin to be installed the week of April 27th.  Additional windows will be installed on the north side of the buildings as brick work get finished.  Casework is scheduled to arrive around May 18th

East Addition:

New and existing room work has been completed.  Underground utility and plumbing work has been completed.  Masonry walls inside should be installed the week of April 27th.  Plumbing work, duct work, and framing is progressing. 


Benson High School:

As can be seen on the pictures, demolition crews have done a lot of work in ceilings and classrooms over the past few weeks.  Ductwork is being installed right behind the demo crews.  The new ventilation unit above the bathrooms across from the gym has been installed, the old removed. 

Business office framing, electrical rough in and ductwork has been installed.  The new secure entryway is taking shape as masonry walls, door frames, and windows have been installed.

The new classrooms and collaborative space is taking shape as framing has been completed, hvac, fire suppression, and electrical work is in progress. Windows have been installed and crews are hanging sheetrock.  Existing classroom walls are being removed to make room for ductwork and doorways. 

Progress is being made on the PAC.  Spiral staircases have been hung, roof drain plumbing has been completed, final precast walls were installed.  The west hallway masonry wall has been completed.  The stone work from the old auditorium looks nice in the wall and is a nice addition and remembrance to our history. Existing south BHS cafeteria wall is being removed to prepare for the connection to the new PAC area.  Steel work continues on the hallways and roofs. 

Progress is being made on the BHS gym floor project. 

Community Education will be moved

 A huge thank you goes out to our maintenance and custodial crew for all of their work helping with moving classrooms, demolition and clean up. They have worked very hard to keep ahead of hvac and demo crews. In addition, thank you to teachers for coming in on short notice to pack materials in classrooms. The inside remodel work and hvac work was not scheduled to begin until the end of May, so it is happening earlier than anticipated.  However, this is a good opportunity to get a good jump on construction.


What happens if students come back to school yet this year?  We hope to have closure with students and staff this school year. Lighting, fire suppression, and fire alarm equipment has been maintained throughout the buildings during the demo process. All desks and chairs can be cleaned and moved back into classrooms. While some of the classrooms will look different, they can be ready for students and teachers.  The opportunity to get 4 weeks of construction done will take pressure off of “crunch” time in August. The work that is being done at the end of March and April is a significant bonus. 


Thank you to everyone for their flexibility and understanding during this construction process!  Spaces are really taking shape. Let me know if you have any questions. 





Posted by Guest  On Apr 20, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Northside Elementary

Preschool Space-

The preschool space has been enclosed. Roofing is scheduled to be completed this week.  Once roofing is completed, inside temp heat will be set up. Ground will be leveled and prepared for concrete floor to be poured.  Heaters are being  used to remove the frost from the ground.  

After concrete floor is poured, inside construction will begin.

The ECFE space has been moved so that connection work can begin to the west end of the existing building. 

Exterior brick work is scheduled to begin by January 13th.  (Windows will not be installed until brick work is completed).


Cafeteria/Activity Space-

Block work has been completed.  

Steel has been added and roof deck completed. 

Roofing will be started as soon as crews are completed at the preschool space.

Demolition work is being completed in the entrance and bathroom areas to prepare for connection.

NS kitchen will be closed starting March 2nd to enable demolition work in the kitchen space.  



It is great to see spaces begin to take shape.  

Abatement work was completed in the library during the holiday break. 

All footings and footing walls have been poured. 

Utility lines have been dug and installed, including in the receiving room. 

Crews have started installing steel in the north classroom addition. 

A temporary wall has been built in Mr. Knutson’s office and in the ITV room and demolition work has been completed at the secure entrance area, in preparation for the new secure entrance construction.  

Demo work will continue in the ITV room. 

Steel will be installed for the secure entrance area in the next 10 days. 

A temp wall has been installed up the ramp by the band practice rooms. Demolition of the exterior wall will take place next week so a block wall can be constructed.  This in preparation to remove the wood ceiling and install required steel for the hallway ceiling this summer. 

Precast walls for the performing arts center (PAC) are schedule to start getting set on January 23. 


East Gym-

We forget that the East Gym construction was part of the overall bond.  The gym conversion was completed in June of 2019.  Many compliments about the space have been received. The space has provided a valuable area for PE, Recess, and Discovery Kids activity space.  Because of the new gym space, boys and girls do not have to practice late, which provides more time for youth practices and community use in the evenings. 

In addition, a girl/boy basketball double header was held last week as the space was available.  

Please contact me with any questions about the construction project.


Dennis Laumeyer, Superintendent

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Posted by Guest  On Jan 06, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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