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Whitefish elementary school construction is on schedule

Posted at 10:36 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 12:36:40-04

WHITEFISH – Construction on a new elementary school that looks to replace failing roofs and give students and teachers more space is continuing in Whitefish.

Owner’s representative for Whitefish School District owner’s representative Dow Powell says the work being done at Muldown Elementary School is on budget and on schedule.

Teachers will move in next spring and the building is scheduled for completion next fall.

Voters approved a $26.5 million to replace the old Muldown elementary school. Powell says parts of the old building are over 40 years old and the roof is not structurally sound.

Additionally, Powell says that due to the area’s exponential growth a new and improved school is needed.

“When this opens this could have 725, 730 kids. This could be and is the largest elementary school in the state,” Powell said.

“So, this is quite a bit larger than the existing Muldown. There’s a classroom for everyone, including the staff which is not available in the school they have right now,” he added.

Once completed Powell told MTN News that the colors on the inside of the building will give a nod to the famous Flathead Lake rocks, and will be painted red, green and blue.