HARTLEY, IA (KTIV) - The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school district is building a new elementary school, and will soon begin construction on a new middle school this spring.
The school district's superintendent said upgrades are also coming to the high school this summer.
The upgrade will include a new HVAC system, roof, and new entryways.
Construction began on the elementary school last spring.
It is expected to be completed before the next school year. The construction of the new middle school is expected to be completed by the fall of 2021.
"A project of this scope always has a lot of changes and things that come up. But so far we have been pretty lucky that everything has been going on track and on pace and on schedule," said Patrick Carlin, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn District Superintendent.
Carlin said the school district needed an upgrade. He said the current buildings are old.
"What I've experienced since being here is just excitement, to kind of upgrade our facilities and really set us up for the 21st century in learning," said Patrick Carlin, Superintendent.
Carlin said the two new buildings and the high school upgrades will cost a total of about 20 million dollars.