School District U-46 in Elgin, Illinois, is poised to spend more than $208.4 million on construction of one new school and the renovation and expansion of two others.
The Elgin Courier-News reports that the district has allocated $52.4 million to convert Hawk Hollow Elementary School in Bartlett into a middle school for up to 750 students in grades 6 through 8.
The project calls for renovating 58,000 square feet of existing space and adding 92,000 square feet, according to district documents.
Each grade will have its own science lab, grade-level teacher planning space and flex teaching space. The addition will house a new library, gym, auxiliary gym and cafetorium with a full-service kitchen and new rooms for culinary arts and music programs will be created.
Work is expected to be completed by July 2025.
The district also is planning a new middle school on a 12.4-acre site in Elgin and renovation and expansion of Kimball Middle School in Elgin.
U-46 officials estimate the new school will cost about $100 million, and the Kimball project about $56 million. Both are expected to be completed by July 2026.
Deputy Superintendent of Operations Ann Williams says each of the Elgin middle schools will hold up to 1,125 students. The addition at Kimball is to add 47,000 square feet to the building, and the new school will have about 100,000 square feet of space.