New $42.3 million Lake Zurich school to begin construction by June

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Site plan for the new $43 million May Whitney Elementary School in Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 officials plan to break ground on the new $42.3 million May Whitney Elementary School by June.

Superintendent Kaine Osburn said officials have been busy ratcheting up planning work on one of the first major projects associated with the district’s $77.6 million referendum that voters approved last year, The Chicago Tribune has reported.

DLA Architects presented the plans for the new structure to a school board meeting for the first time on Feb. 14..

“The reception was very positive,” Osburn was quoted as saying. “We had different stations at different video screens where visitors could see in detail different parts of the design and ask questions. The questions were very positive in nature. Everybody felt very confident we have put together a design that met the community’s needs and expectations.”

The presentation allowed community members to view and learn more about the building

The school at 100 Church St., next to the current building, should take about 18 months to complete, Osburn said.

In other bond-funded projects starting this summer, the school district plans to install air conditioning systems at Isaac Fox Elementary School and Middle School South, Osburn said.

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