In early Fall of 2018, McLoud Public Schools broke ground on their new intermediate school for fourth, fifth and sixth graders.

According to McLoud Superintendent Steve Stanley, the school will house 500-600 students and because of weather is 45 days behind the planned opening date.

Stanley is hopeful the school will be ready by next Fall but only time will tell.

The building is 47,000 square feet and will have 24 classrooms, a new gym, gym lobby, cafeteria, library, computer lab and a safe room.

Stanley said the new building will help with many issues the school district currently faces.

"It's going to help with the over crowding because we currently have pre-K through sixth grade in one building," Stanley said.

Stanley also explained the new building will be a better learning environment and atmosphere for students.

Current teachers will join students in the new building but the district is planning to hire a P.E. teacher, librarian and cafeteria workers.

Funds for the project are primarily coming from a $10 million bond issue, but Stanley also said the furnishings and technology infrastructure are being funded by the half cent county education sales tax.

The district is a little over budget and Stanley said they'll have to find remaining funds themselves.