PITTSBURG — Another Pittsburg USD 250 School had a groundbreaking on Friday for two new classrooms.

The classrooms at Meadowlark Elementary are being built as part of the bond issue approved by district voters last March. Meadowlark Elementary students watched in awe from the playground as construction trucks smoothed out gravel and dirt where the new classrooms will be located.

Three students, third grader Lyric Jarvis, second grader Mark Bennetts and fourth grader Anna Ozbun helped turn the dirt for the groundbreaking.
All three said they were excited to be part of the groundbreaking and look forward to seeing the classrooms.

“The new classrooms will be awesome,” Ozbun said.

Jarvis agreed.

“It is super exciting,” she said.

The use of the rooms will depend on enrollment numbers, USD 250 Superintendent Destry Brown said.

The space may be used as a regular classroom or a space to do educational enrichment activities such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics related activities.

He said the district has partnered with Pitsco for the furniture which will be flexible for different activities.

The rooms will also serve as safe rooms in an event of inclement weather.

“I’m glad we will have another place for safe rooms,” Bennetts said.

Bennetts’ mother Johanna Bennetts said she too was glad to see the school grow.

“It is exciting Pittsburg has decided to support our public school system by funding this,” she said.

The renovations for Meadowlark, George Nettels and Westside elementaries are expected to be completed in July.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.