GIRARD — USD 248 will host an open house at four school facilities Wednesday.

Construction at Robert V. Haderlein Elementary, Girard Middle School, Girard High School and the district bus barn and activity center is mostly complete. The work was made possible by a $16 million bond issue approved by USD 248 voters in May 2014.

“We want to be able to share with patrons the fruits of their bond election,” Superintendent Blaise Bauer said.

Approximately $9.2 million was allocated to Haderlein Elementary for construction and remodeling, with approximately $4.7 million going to the high school and middle school for the construction of a new common area and remodeling of classrooms and science labs. Bauer said the funds were also used to improve security measures in all three buildings.

Around $500,000 was used to create a physical education space at the Trojan Activity Center.

“We’ve finally reached a point with construction coming to a close, and we are in remodeled spaces and classrooms,” Bauer said. “We decided to host an open house Wednesday in conjunction with parent/teacher conferences at the middle school and high school.”

The open house will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday.

Ambassadors will be at each of the four facilities to give guided tours, as well as answer any questions from patrons.

Refreshments will be provided.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.