On Monday, February 28, 2022 the IASD Board of Directors approved a motion for a contract with our architect firm authorizing for design and coordination, including Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding, and Construction Administration phases, regarding Eisenhower (IKE) Elementary.
The supply chain issues and COVID issues have made it extremely difficult for our architect to estimate an accurate schedule for the reopening of IKE. With these new inputs, the earliest we estimate the reopening of IKE is May 2024. This reopening date could easily be pushed a year with all the unknowns with material availability and delivery and the labor shortage. The administration and Board of Directors are working with the architect firm to see what can be done to expedite the process/construction. We will continue to work towards the earliest reopening date possible, but please understand the constraints that we are faced with are, for a vast majority, outside of the control of the District. Status updates will be provided periodically to provide you with the most up-to-date information.
As such, this means that students who attend Eisenhower Elementary will continue to be housed at the Indiana Area Junior High School.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are extremely excited to begin the process of renovating Eisenhower Elementary School and encourage you to reach out to your building principal if you have any additional questions and/or concerns.
All the best,
Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich
Superintendent of Schools