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Forum staff reports, Published October 17 2011

Lake Park-Audubon to dedicate $3.5 million school construction project

AUDUBON, Minn. - The Lake Park-Audubon School District will dedicate a $3.5 million construction project in ceremonies at 2 and 6:30 p.m. today.

The project included demolishing the 1922 classroom building, constructing six new classrooms and a new computer room, creating new offices, installing new heating and ventilation systems in all classrooms, and several other facility improvements at the elementary site in Audubon.

A new $17.5 million high school is scheduled for completion next August.

Lake Park-Audubon voters approved a $21,105,000 bond referendum on May 25, 2010, for the construction projects.

The afternoon dedication will be student-centered and the evening program will emphasize community support, acknowledging the contributions of residents who played a significant role in the referendum and construction process.

In addition to dedicating the building on Oct. 17, elementary students and staff will be recognized for their results in 2010-2011 MCA-II testing. Lake Park Audubon proficiency ratings for students in grades 3-6 exceeded Minnesota state Math and Reading averages in all grade levels.