Godfrey-Lee — One of the biggest challenges in the reconstruction of the Lee Middle and High School building was finding the right bricks.
“There were a lot of challenges in getting the brickwork close to matching (the existing building), considering sections of the building date back 100 years,” said Scott Bergman, Godfrey-Lee’s director of operations, transportation and food services.
With help from the project’s construction company, Owen-Ames-Kimball, the district found the perfect match for the tan-colored bricks. The project is continuing through the summer, as new lockers, carpeting, entrances and a stairwell to the high school from the middle school were completed. Also new is building-wide air conditioning, which Bergman admitted students and staff are probably most eager for.
“I am most excited that our students will be getting a much better facility to learn in,” Bergman said.
The restoration and renovation of the Lee Middle and High School is part of a $17.79 million bond approved by voters in 2020. The project was the result of damage caused to the building in a 2019 roof collapse. Architect for the project is TowerPinkster.
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