Officials plan to break ground this fall for a new intermediate school, which will be located on the grounds of Richard W. Warren Middle School.

Officials plan to break ground this fall for a new intermediate school, which will be located on the grounds of Richard W. Warren Middle School.

Superintendent Mike Roth said Nabholz Construction, which is serving as the construction manager for the project, is “hoping to break ground in mid October.”

The intermediate school, which will house classes for grades five and six, will be constructed as part of a $36.7 million bond issue that was approved by voters in June. Warren Middle School will continue to house grades seven and eight.

The 69,000 square-foot intermediate building will be constructed to the north of the middle school. The intermediate building will be connected to the middle school by a commons area.

Roth said representatives of Nabholz and DLR Group, the architectural firm working on the project, met Thursday with members of the Leavenworth Board of Education. DLR Group provided artist renderings of the intermediate school.

The drawings prepared by the architects label the new school building as the Leavenworth Intermediate Center, but Roth said an official name for the school has not been chosen.

Roth said the work site for the intermediate school will be surrounded by a six-foot fence.

He said arrangements will be made to keep trucks from arriving at the work site around the beginning or end of the school day for the neighboring middle school.

“They’ll work around the school schedule as much as possible,” the superintendent said.

Also as a result of the bond issue, Lawson Elementary School will be converted into an early childhood center for the district’s prekindergarten and kindergarten classes. Improvements also are planned at other school buildings including a new security entrance at Leavenworth High School.

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