Local School Will Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony on 8/29

Posted at 10:13 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 10:13:31-04

The first major project funded by the Mason Public Schools’ $69.7 million bond is underway, and the entire Mason community is invited to celebrate. Groundbreaking for the Harvey Education Center will be held on August 29, 2018 beginning at 5 pm, with the formal groundbreaking ceremony taking place at 5:30 pm.

“Mason is a wonderful community with a strong tradition of academic excellence,” says Ron Drzewicki, Superintendent of Mason Public Schools. “Thanks to the community’s support of this bond, we will continue that tradition and build a stronger, smarter, safer school district, beginning with the Harvey Education Center.”

The Harvey Education Center groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an exciting new era for Mason Public Schools. It is the first major project resulting from the successful passage of the $69.7 million bond proposal – the largest in District history. New additions will create an age-appropriate learning environment for Mason’s prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Renovations will include critical upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in the building.

The groundbreaking event is free and open to the entire Mason community. Many local sponsors are generously supporting this event, including A&W, Jasen Filipiak, Mason Optimist Club, Mason Rail Time Adventures and Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the event will feature bounce houses, a fun house, carnival rides, delicious food and more. The Harvey Education Center is located at 400 S. Cedar Street, Mason, MI 48854.

The November 2017 bond proposal provides funds for facilities improvements, technology upgrades and safety enhancements across the District. Each of these capital improvement projects is designed to improve the education provided by Mason Public Schools. This includes making the spaces in the schools better suited for teaching and learning, updating technology infrastructure to maximize connectivity and access, and securing the schools for the safety of students and staff. Projects began in 2018 and will continue through 2026.

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Source: Press Release