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Take a look at school referendum construction

Construction crews prepare to put down artificial turf on the River Falls High School football / soccer field Thursday, June 10. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 8
River Falls High School had some new HVAC equipment installed as part of ongoing referendum projects this summer. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 8
The River Falls High School Pool has a new Pool Dehumidification Unit (PDU). While those using the pool likely will not see the PDU, they may notice it is less humid in the pool area. 3 / 8
Workers work on the roof of a new addition at Rocky Branch Elementary. Rocky Branch is getting new classroom space and new multipurpose/gym space as part of referendum projects ongoing this summer. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia.4 / 8
Though much equipment and other construction material is present at Greenwood Elementary, fences keep it separate from children at play during recess, and children coming in and out of the school. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 8
Construction crews have put in great effort into keeping children away from construction zones at Rocky Branch Elementary. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 8
Greenwood Elementary, like Rocky Branch, is gaining new classroom space and new multipurpose/gymnasium space. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 8
A large construction zone to the rear of Rocky Branch, shown here, is blocked off by fences to keep children safe. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 8

The River Falls School District's referendum projects are well underway. River Falls High Schools has had its pool renovated, and artificial turf is being put on the football field, which also serves as a soccer field. A new parking lot is being constructed on a formerly vacant area behind the high school. Plans for the referendum projects can be found at https://www.rfsd.k12.wi.us/district/facility-master-plan.cfm.

New additions are going up at Rocky Branch and Greenwood elementaries. The additions include multipurpose/gym space, as well as additional classroom space.

Westside Elementary is set to have similar additions, but construction on those won't begin until later in the year, as the building is needed for summer activities.

The original portion, and 1940s portion of the Academy Building are set to be taken down later this month.

The former RiverTown Multimedia building at 2815 Prairie Drive, which now belongs to the city of River Falls and will eventually serve as a new police station, has been leased by the school district and will serve as the Montessori Academy next year.

You can see referendum floor plans and details on the River Falls School District website: https://www.rfsd.k12.wi.us/district/facility-master-plan.cfm.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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