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Ludlow Schools Break Ground on Gym Project

The Ludlow Independent School district officially broke ground Wednesday for the new gym addition which will house exercise and health equipment that will be accessible for the school and the community.  

The 1800-sq. ft. addition will span about 88 feet across the front of the existing gym and extend about 22 feet out, nearly to the sidewalk.

"We are proud to say the project is about to get under way in a week or two," said Superintendent Michael Borchers. "We have never been able to offer something like this for our schools and our community, so we are very excited about it."

The project originally went out to bid in October, but when the bids came back at over $500,000, the Board of Education reevaluated what it wanted.

In December the board accepted the bid of $313,402 from Ashley Construction.

Students were selected to help at the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as members of the Construction Company, Administrative members, Principals of both schools, and the school board.

Weather permitting, construction should begin in the next few weeks.

Story & photos by Patricia A. Scheyer

Top photo: Superintendent Michael Borchers, Board members Bill McMillen, Steve Chapman, Amy Hayden, Judy Lantry and Cindy Powell, Architect Joe Hayes, and Ashley construction members Britt Durham and Bill Kreutzjans.

 
Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Principals Jason Steffen and Travis Caudill, along with students Parker Dixon, 15, Abby Mahan, 13, Ashleigh Shearer, 16, Caleb Rogers, 17 Kelsee Aker, 17, Quinn Dorger, 10, Autumn Jackson, 8, and Xavier Fancher, 9.