Big things are happening at Liberty-Benton Local Schools.
They recently broke ground on a new PK-8 building as well as a field house project.
And they’re putting in synthetic turf on the football field, along with a new track and some other new track and field areas.
Superintendent Mark Kowalski says the new elementary/middle school building is much needed as the oldest part of their current elementary/middle school building along State Route 12 was built in 1926.
As he mentioned in the audio above, the new school will include all the state of the art facilities and security that the school community deserves as well as an 800 seat performance auditorium and two gyms.
In May of 2019 voters approved a bond issue for the school and he says the pandemic put it behind schedule by about a year.
They plan on taking occupancy on May, 1st of 2023.
And when it comes to the new field house, he says the 22,500 square foot indoor turf practice facility will be utilized by all sports, the band and the community.
The field house is targeted for completion in January of 2022.
When all the upgrades are completed he believes they’ll have one of the model campuses in northwest Ohio.