Part of the 2015 bond referendum included funds to build a new elementary school in Carver, a pool addition at Pioneer Ridge Middle School and a multi-purpose athletic facility at Chaska Middle School East. The pool and athletic facility will serve physical education curriculum needs as well as community and district athletic teams. All three construction projects are underway this summer.

If you’ve seen Carver Elementary School during the month of May, you know it’s starting to look like a school. Exterior walls are up, the gym sub-floor has been poured, utility rough-ins are complete and framing of classrooms is underway. Construction is on track for the first day of school Sept. 5.

At Pioneer Ridge Middle School, you can see a large hole in the ground for the pool. Construction is on track and if it continues without delays from weather or material shortages, the eight-lane pool will be ready in the first months of 2018. Pioneer Ridge students should be in the pool as part of physical education classes starting sometime in the second semester.

Construction to complete the multi-purpose facility is not as intensive as the pool or school, but there will be additional parking spaces and containment for rainwater runoff between Chaska Elementary and Chaska Middle School East. The multi-purpose facility will be just west of Chaska Middle School East. Students will use the fields for their physical education classes. When weather turns cold, a dome will be raised and heated over the fields. The turf fields will be in use this fall and the first raising of the dome is expected in November.

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