The Sheboygan Area School District is seeking bids for an estimated $450,000 construction project that will add nearly 3,200 square feet onto the south end of Cooper Elementary School to accommodate increasing enrollment.
The project will be funded with money set aside from two years ago for future expansion, said Coordinator of Facilities Services Dave Albright. There is $500,000 currently in that fund.
The school took on additional students this year as a result of the Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy closure last spring. Former Washington students were relocated to a number of schools, causing a chain reaction that resulted in approximately 100 students from Pigeon River being relocated to Cooper.
This year, Cooper’s total enrollment is at 335 students. Last year, the school housed 265 students.