WHITEFISH – Design plans for the new Muldown Elementary School were approved on Tuesday by the City of Whitefish with the official ground breaking set for Wednesday.
Voters approved a $26.5 million bond last October to build the new elementary school and address critical upgrades needed at the aging school. The new facility will be able to accommodate up to 800 students in kindergarten through fourth grade and is scheduled to open for the 2020 school year.
Whitefish School District Schools Superintendent Heather Davis Schmidt says they are excited to begin construction on the new Muldown Elementary School and appreciate the support of the Whitefish community to help make the project happen.
She says construction on the school will begin Wednesday.
"They will see construction crews on site and equipment moving dirt around which is important we are on a tight time schedule because we are redoing our bus lane and want to get that in place before school starts in the fall."
Muldown — which was built in 1966 and last renovated in 1992 is the largest elementary school in Montana with a student population of approximately 670 students.