The new 55,000-square-foot addition constructed on the north side of McAulifee STEM Academy opened for business on January 4, welcoming students to new classrooms, cafeteria and gymnasium, as well as a new administrative office with a secure entrance. This large addition means that NO McAuliffe student will be educated in a portable building. All portable buildings still on site will be removed later this month. This addition also shifts the front door of the school to the north side of the building. All traffic to the school enters from 4th Street and then exits back to 4th Street heading east. This should relieve traffic congestion in residential neighborhoods to the west of the school. There is still some minor construction going on at the school that will continue for the next several weeks.
There will be a special event at the end of January to dedicate this new addition and to allow community members to tour the school. Stay tuned!