By Dillon Tabish, Flathead Beacon
BIGFORK - Students, staff and community members cheered as the melody of the school's pep band echoed in the heart of the town. The renovation of the high school commenced with celebration.
"This is an effort stretching back 30 years to make this happen," Superintendent Matt Jensen told the crowd. "It's because you persevered through those efforts that we can stand here today and celebrate this."
Last week crews with Hammerquist Casalegno officially began work on the $14 million multi-year makeover of Bigfork High School. An estimated 30,000 square feet of new space will be built onto the existing building. Other spaces will be renovated and upgraded to modern safety standards. The school was able to add an additional 6,000 square feet, which will include building a multi-use room that could host community events, because of a favorable bond rate below 4 percent, Jensen said.
"We've had 30 years that this has been needed. So we're making up for lost time, but we're also trying to build something that fits the needs for 20 years down the road," Jensen said.Go Back