Demolition has begun on former Munger/Chadsey complex to make way for the new Munger Pre-K-8 in a thriving section of Southwest Detroit

Demolition has begun on the former Munger/Chadsey complex to make way for the new $22.3 million Munger Pre-K-8. The new school will include an elementary and middle school wing connected by a two-story “student arcade” that will function as a dining court, student center and school square.

The school is being located at the site of the former Munger and Chadsey schools in a thriving section of Southwest Detroit. Bright, sustainable classrooms will line colorful corridors centered around an academic commons area and teacher work centers. The school is designed to accommodate between 850 and 1,100 students. The new Munger (rendering below) is part of the district’s $500.5 million capital improvement program voters approved in Nov. 2009 through the Proposal S Bond Referendum.

Photo op:
Where and When:
Today, February 1, 2011
Corner of Martin and McGraw
Crews with heavy wrecking equipment and bulldozers are demolishing the former Chadsey and Munger schools

About the Bond Construction Project:
Detroit voters approved Proposal S in November 2009 which enabled the district to access $500.5 million for school capital improvement projects. DPS received the sixth largest allocation in the nation. The improvement program also includes district-wide technology upgrades and security initiatives being funded with Proposal S dollars. To comply with federal guidelines, all bond dollars must be spent within three years and all projects must be completed by September 2012.

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