Construction began in August, following groundbreaking ceremonies held at both locations on Aug. 27. The two ceremonies served as the official kickoff of district-wide school improvement projects and “thank-you” to the Westby area community for their support of the Nov. 3, 2020 referendum which approved $11.95 million in funding for district-wide safety, security, and site improvements including secure entrances, ADA accessibility updates, building infrastructure and capital maintenance, tech ed renovations, and an addition and renovation of the greenhouse at WAHS. In November 2020, voters in the Westby Area School District approved two referendum questions for operational and capital funding.
Kevin Warrington, project superintendent with Miron Construction Co., Inc., said the work completed in Westby as of Feb. 24 includes the foundation, exterior framing/masonry, and roof of the secure entry and main office addition. He said crews are currently finishing the interior framing/drywall and starting paint/ceilings and flooring.