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Eagle Grove schools expanding

District takes on $1 million renovation of administration building

EAGLE GROVE — The Eagle Grove Community School District has been facing a unique problem that many central Iowa schools aren’t — rapid increases in enrollment.

In fact, in the last three years, the district has welcomed 111 additional students, Superintendent Jess Toliver said.

To help alleviate some of the space constraint issues that increased enrollment brings, the district is currently working on a $1 million renovation project of the district administration building, which is located across the street from the high school.

“Our eighth grade class has about 90 kids and our freshman class has about 90 kids,” Toliver said. “Our senior class has about 50 kids.”

The high school will go from about 220 students to 320 students in the course of two years, he said.

The renovation project will add seven high school classrooms to the second floor of the administration building and is expected to be complete in time for the 2021-2022 school year.

“It’s an old junior college and it was given to us a long time ago and has been just sitting empty as storage,” Toliver said. “We’re putting in the stuff to make it fire marshal approved, sprinkler systems and those types of things.”

This project comes two years after a $6 million building addition to Eagle Grove Elementary School was completed, adding eight new classrooms.

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