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GRAFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS joined Woodview Elementary students for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 18, to mark the completion of improvement projects at the school. Among the students were Jenny Zhong (front left) and Isabella Goodwin (front right). Looking on from the rear as School Board President Paul Lorge did the cutting honors were (back row, from left) Woodview Principal Michael McMahon, board member Mark Koehler, Supt. Jeff Nelson and board members John Scolman, Carrie Walls, Jo Maehl and Steve Nauta. Below, Kennedy Elementary fifth-graders Amelia Ramsey (left) and Arianna Fuentes helped lead Tuesday tours of upgrades at their school. Photos by Sam Arendt

THE DEMOLITION OF the Grafton Elementary School building is continuing as part of the school district’s referendum-approved improvements project. Below, a worker removed one of many loads of debris taken from the site. Photos by Sam Arendt
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

Community members got a chance to tour the improved Kennedy and Woodview elementary schools on Tuesday during the Grafton School District’s rededication ceremonies.

Classroom additions and upgrades were made to each school as part of the district’s $39.9 million facilities project.

Supt. Jeff Nelson said there are a few punch list items remaining at the elementary schools but those projects should be completed by the end of the month.

Meanwhile, the demolition of Grafton Elementary School began last week and should be done by next month. The site will be turned into a parking lot.

Grafton High School will hold its rededication ceremony Friday, Sept. 28, during homecoming festivities. Nelson said remodeling at the school should be finished by the end of December.

The high school will receive a temporary pool boiler, after the pool was disconnected from the school’s heating system during construction. Nelson  said student-athletes can begin using the pool by Monday.

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