OCTOBER 5, 2017

Byron Center Public Schools breaks ground on $68 million bond project

Staff, students, parents and community supporters of Byron Center Public Schools gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of the district’s $68 million bond project, which will fund improvements to nine facilities over the course of the next four years. Construction of a new athletic complex at West Middle School was the first to kick off the major bond improvements.

West Middle School, New Athletic Complex (Fall 2017 – Fall 2018)

  • Synthetic turf field
  • Natural turf field
  • Tennis courts
  • Team & storage buildings

High School, Building Addition and Site Updates (Spring 2018 – Fall 2020)

  • Classroom addition
  • Cafeteria addition
  • Fitness center addition
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) upgrades
  • New architectural finishes in existing spaces
  • New parent drop-off
  • New bus loop
  • New parking lots

Marshall & Nickels Elementary Schools (Spring 2019 – Fall 2019)

  • New main entrances
  • Security updates

The bond to fund these projects was passed by the community in May of 2017. In addition to funding numerous construction projects, the bond money is providing technology upgrades and new buses. Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. is providing construction management services. TowerPinkster is the project architect. For continued updates, visit the district's blog.

On behalf of all Byron Center Public Schools’ students, thank you to the Byron Center community for your tremendous support. We Are BC!

Dan Takens
Superintendent, Byron Center Public Schools

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