District residents arriving for parent-teacher conferences got a personal look at the safer entrance to Sturgeon Bay High School this month, and so did former Principal Bob Grimmer, who showed up for a tour the same evening. Grimmer recalled how the front entrance led directly to classroom doors, putting students at greater risk from a hostile intruder.
The project also helped to correct many years of deferred maintenance, such as roof replacement. In addition, the project – both in the new construction and the complete redo of several restrooms – brings the district into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Tjernagel has seen no cost overruns because Miron Construction locked in purchases before materials costs skyrocketed. Low interest rates helped the district to slightly expand the scope of the project, too.