Maquoketa Valley Starts on High School Remodel and Addition Project

There are some big changes coming to Maquoketa Valley High School, as well as other buildings in the school district.

Over the last couple years, school officials have been working with the school board, faculty and staff to create a plan on improving the district’s facilities. And now, they’re ready to get the project started.

Superintendent Doug Tuetken says the Maquoketa Valley School Board recently approved a low bid from Tricon Construction of Dubuque for the high school remodel and addition project – and it includes a LONG list of improvements.

Tuetken says they hope to have that phase of work completed by the end of October. And then next year, they’ll work on more improvements, which include replacing the high school’s gym floor and bleachers, updating the science and consumer science classrooms, replacing the gym floor at the Earlville school and working on roofs throughout the district.

The project is expected to cost at least $4.5 million. But Tuetken says taxpayers WON’T have to worry about an increase to help pay for it.

And the changes at Maquoketa Valley are already underway. Crews moved in last week to get started.

Despite the construction, the front entrance to Maquoketa Valley High School will stay open until the end of the school year and next month’s graduation ceremony will still be held in the high school gym.