MORTON, IL- Morton School Board Members approved a $2 million project this week to improve Morton Junior High School.
This money comes from building and maintenance funds the school has been saving. The project will move the main office located on the east side of the building, to the north side of the building. The room will be extended about 100 feet outside the building to provide a bigger space for the new office.
The current main office area will become a special education room and a teacher’s lounge. Leaders said these changes are for the better.
“Well one of the things we want to do is be able to create a safer and more secure entrance to the building. The renovation will help us do that through electronic door locks and having a place where our visitors can stay before we identify them properly before they enter the building,” said Dr. Jeff Hill, Morton School District 709 Superintendent.
Hill said they’re hoping to start construction on the entrance this summer and hopefully finish by the end of the year. Another part of the project will create extra parking space as well as student drop off areas on both the east and west side of the building.