The Marion Independent School District awarded the contract for the new Longfellow Elementary school project to Woodruff Construction of Iowa City. The school will cost roughly $8,845,000 to build. Construction will begin as soon as possible with completion in time for the 2017-18 school year.

The preschool through second-grade school will replace Emerson Elementary, and will be built between 8th and 10th Avenues and 29th and 31st streets.

The new building will feature 18 classrooms, a media center, a combination gymnasium and lunchroom, and kitchen.

 

[via Gazette]