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15 Ways Marion Elementary School Will Benefit From Capital Project

Pride and tradition are just two words that come to mind when describing Marion Elementary School.

Built in the 1930s, MES has served our community for generations and the District is hoping it continues to do so for many years to come.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the District will host a Capital Project vote from noon to 8 p.m. at Marion Elementary School. The Capital Project, estimated at $14 million, addresses maintenance, accessibility, repair and efficiency needs at MES, Marion Junior-Senior High School and the Marion Bus Garage.

Here are 15 ways the Capital Project will have a positive impact at MES:

  1.       Nearly 45,000 square feet of new lay-in suspended acoustical ceilings for classrooms
  2.       New public address system
  3.       Renovate and add toilet to girls’ locker room
  4.       Renovate the old main office to be more efficient for Counseling staff and privacy of students
  5.       Upgrade fire alarm system
  6.       Replace roof and add insulation to meet current energy code
  7.       Add an accessible public toilet near the auditorium
  8.       Replace current stair lift that does not function properly
  9.       Replace elevator
  10.   Replace and reconfigure gymnasium seating to meet accessibility requirements
  11.   Refinish gym floor
  12.   Renovate nurse’s office to meet accessibility requirements
  13.   Renovate existing playground
  14.   Add exterior security cameras and egress lighting
  15.   General exterior renovations (window sills, masonry repointing) and abatement