Hanson celebrates $1.4M school classroom additionALEXANDRIA — Elementary students at Hanson Public School unwrapped one Christmas present a little early this year.
By: Chris Huber, The Daily Republic
ALEXANDRIA — Elementary students at Hanson Public School unwrapped one Christmas present a little early this year.
The Alexandria-based school held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new seven-room addition to the elementary school Friday afternoon.
When the doors opened, students eagerly rushed through the halls to see their new classrooms.
They flung open lockers, asking teachers which one was theirs and noting how “awesome” the new addition is.
One student walked by the new bathroom and gleefully exclaimed, “It’s just like the Mall of America!”
Another student cried out, “Is this our room? It’s so big.”
Those rooms, now empty, will soon be filled with desks and chairs and young minds when the students move in after Christmas break. The seven-room addition cost about $1.4 million to build and was paid for with capital outlay funds.
Curt Hart said because the addition was within budget, there will be no increase in taxes to pay for it.
The new addition will provide room for the increasing number of student’s in Hanson’s pre-kindergarten through second-grade classes.
The plans for the addition started two years ago, but construction started this summer with the Puetz Corp. overseeing.
During the end of Friday’s ceremony, students each released one balloon outside the new addition.