G-H school addition one step closer to reality

An addition to the current  Galva-Holstein school building is one step closer to reality with the Galva-Holstein School Board approving the sale of $9.5 million in General Obligation Bonds to Northland Securities of Minneapolis, Minn. in conjunction with Availa Bank, which has a branch office in Holstein. The board approved the sale during a special meeting May 22.

The money will be used to finance the construction of an addition to the north side of the current school building in Holstein. The addition will include a gymnasium, industrial tech facilities, classrooms, related remodeling, security improvements and site improvements.

Superintendent Jon Wiebers said ground work on the project is slated to begin in July. Bids on the construction of the addition will be due back to the school board in mid to late September. Actual construction could begin this fall.