In April, voters approved a major addition to USD 250 when a majority voted "yes" for all-day kindergarten. The cost of installing all-day kindergarten is $6.1 million.

In April, voters approved a major addition to USD 250 when a majority voted "yes" for all-day kindergarten. The cost of installing all-day kindergarten is $6.1 million.

The $6.1 million will include construction and acquisitions for adding all-day kindergarten at three of the elementary schools --  Meadowlark Elementary School already has it -- and will also add safe space at each of the four elementary schools. Meadowlark will gain additional classroom space to relieve pressure on the current building.

The $6.1 million will add 25 classrooms, plus restrooms and safe spaces through the four schools, for more than $5.5 million.

Classroom furnishings, the purchase of two houses near Westside and paving the parking lot at Westside brought the total up to $5.93 million, with a $170,000 contingency closing out the issue.

Construction on the additional classrooms began in November.