On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, a small crowd gathered on Governor Mifflin School District’s secondary campus to witness the first ground being broken on the Governor Mifflin Athletic and Community Center.
The ceremony began with a brief address from Bill McKay, Superintendent of Governor Mifflin School District. In the speech, McKay recounted the conception of the project to the present day.
“We began this process all the way back in 2017,” said McKay “after evaluating our middle and high school and recognizing the repairs that were necessary for these buildings, we had the opportunity to reimagine our existing buildings and, alongside our community, we chose the option which would allow us to best serve our students and our community.”
The addition of the community center marks the second phase in the district’s building project. In this phase, all athletic amenities currently housed in the middle and high schools such as locker rooms, gymnasiums, and athletic offices, will be relocated to the new building. The vacant spaces in the existing buildings will then be reconfigured to create more classroom space for STEAM learning, music, and more in the third phase. Construction of the community center is anticipated to conclude in August 2023.
During the ceremony, McKay was presented with a check for $10,000 by members of the Greater Governor Mifflin League. These funds will be used for the building project.
“We are truly grateful for the support of our community,” said McKay, “we’re glad to be taking this exciting step and hope to see you next year for a ribbon cutting.”