Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on Friday, August 20 to celebrate construction beginning at Kopachuck Middle School and Key Peninsula Middle School.
Because of cost-saving steps made by the district, additional state funding assistance for Swift Water Elementary, and an accelerated construction schedule for the elementary projects, Peninsula School District is modernizing and adding additional classrooms at Kopachuck Middle School and Key Peninsula Middle School using 2019 capital bond funds.
After elementary overcrowding and emergent facility needs, addressing middle school overcrowding was identified as the district’s next highest priority.
Construction bids for both middle school projects were opened and the contracts were awarded in June. At the June 10, 2021 study session, the PSD Board of Directors awarded the bid for Kopachuck Middle School to Schwiesow Construction. At the June 24, 2021 business meeting, the PSD Board of Directors awarded the bid for Key Peninsula Middle School to Kassel & Associates.
Construction for both modernization and addition projects began in July. With phased construction a projected completion for both schools is anticipated in the spring of 2023.