The Monroe City R-1 School District will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, August 21 for phase one of improvements.
Voters approved an $8.5 million bond in April to fund projects across the school district. Superintendent Tracy Bottoms said community members and school officials will meet to break ground on a new agriculture building.
“Our Ag program is probably one of the biggest programs we have, we have enrollment that’s over 100, Bottoms said. “it’s a big program for our community, Ag based community, we are adding a food science technology lab into this one, it’s gonna be added program for us in the future.”
Bottoms added the new building will future a food science technology lab and they expect it to be done by January or February 2020.
Other parts of the project will include adding new classrooms at the elementary school and a cafeteria.
The groundbreaking ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. behind the high school.