After months of watching dirt moved and construction crews laying cement blocks, Henryetta school administrators got to see the interior of the new school building Monday.
Dwayne Noble, Scott Bein, Kelly Furer and Jamie Matlock were allowed into the new fifth grade center.
building frontEven though the buildings far from ready for students, classrooms and a large common area could be determined.
When completed around the start of the second semester this school year, the building will include classrooms and offer students better access to computer technology.
It is part of a $9.640 million bond issue passed by voters slightly more than a year ago.
Also under construction is a new science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) building that sits across from the middle school.
It is expected to be ready at the start of the 2017-18 school year.building interior2
Noble pointed out both buildings are being designed to give students shelter in the event of a tornado. The anew building just east of the present elementary school is layered with concrete blocks and has a concrete top.
Also to be added to the building and all school buildings will be secure entry ways. School board members approved that part of the project earlier this year to give added protection to prevent unwanted intruders.