POCAHONTAS - A renovation of the Pocahontas Elementary School is ready to begin.
Woodruff Construction LLC, of Fort Dodge, has been hired to do the work at a cost of $4,238,394, according to Joseph Kramer, the superintendent of the Pocahontas Area Community School District.
He added that REW Service Corp., of Ankeny, was awarded a $104,694 contract to do asbestos abatement in the building.
The district's Board of Education awarded both contracts on Thursday.
The project includes installing an elevator, sprinkler system and air conditioning. The windows will also be replaced.
The renovation will be paid for with money from the district's share of revenue from the statewide 1-cent sales tax for school infrastructure.
All students from the Pocahontas Elementary School will go to the Pomeroy Elementary School during the 2014-2015 academic year.
The Pocahontas Elementary School was built in 1953 as a parochial school.