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Mohawk Valley Elementary School groundbreaking

1930's school gets long overdue makeover - 13 On Your Side's Arlette Yousif reports

ROLL, Ariz. (KYMA/KECY) - Mohawk valley elementary school in the city of roll celebrated a ground-breaking today.

A building on the national historic registry is now getting a face-lift… The much-needed makeover is happening thanks to the Arizona School Facilities Oversight Board and bond funding. The historic school has roughly 150 students in grades k through eight.

“In the last three or four years realizing that our roofs were no longer going to make it through a summer storm. And it’s such a process and there’s so many layers to, assessments and, and all the background that you have to do,” says Mohawk Valley School District Superintendent and Principal.

The over $5 million renovation will take care of everything from plumbing to drinking water, to windows and doors, and everything in between while also preserving its historic charm.

“The main building is on the national historic registry. So it was built, I believe in 1930 and then some of our other buildings were like 1950s, 1960s," explains Johnson.

The last addition to the school was around 1995 when the gym was built.

Construction will work in phases in an effort to not interrupt classes for the upcoming school year. The renovation is expected to be complete by April 2023.

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