We’re getting a makeover!
Parkview Learning Center is getting a makeover that includes a new main entrance, secure drop off areas for students and newly configured public and staff parking lots.
Work began in late April 2014, kicked off with a festive groundbreaking that featured Parkview students handing out ceremonial shovels and hard hats.
Workmen will add a new, secure main entrance on the east side of the building, in an effort to create a safer, more welcoming entrance for students and visitors alike. Outside that entrance, to be constructed on land that had featured a city-owned ball field, will be dedicated lanes for cars and buses. The lanes loop around newly widened public and staff parking lots, so that vehicles have a safe, wide turnaround area. “The two problems we had were a lack of a secure entrance and the need for a smoother flow of traffic, especially in the mornings,” said Parkview Principal Becky LeBouton, whose office will be moved to a location near the new entrance. Principal LeBouton and Mayville School Board Directors met with the school’s neighbors to explain the plans. A concern raised about stormwater runoff from the parking lots brought about inclusion of a stormwater management area just south of the newly-configured parking lots/drop off areas, on school grounds.
CD Smith Construction of Fond du Lac is the contractor, and is employing a number of local subcontractors. The construction manager has provided updates to LeBouton and her staff, in an effort to share progress with the students, and to help them to understand how to be safe around the project area. Students in two 2nd grade classrooms have been able to watch the work through their windows. One afternoon, the children wrote about soil boring, as they watched workmen drill into the ground to obtain soil samples for analysis.
Playground equipment has been moved to make way for construction, and will be reinstalled in new locations after work is completed. The project is expected to wrap up by mid-August. Principal LeBouton plans an unveiling, but not until September 2014, when students can once again play a role.