After Laurel voters approved the $57 million elementary district bond, it’s time to start working on the design of a new school and the remodel of West School.

Laurel school superintendent Matt Torix said the plan is to allow for a 6 to 9-month design phase with public input, followed by ground breaking next spring. Two construction projects, including the new school and remodeling West, were funded through the $57 million elementary bond, passed by Laurel voters on May 2. The remodeled West School to accommodate kindergarteners from South School, and the new elementary school should be ready and open for classes by fall 2025. School administration offices would move into South School, and the current Administration Building will be sold.

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