Exciting update on the Swartz Creek Schools athletic field. 

  • Demolition will begin in March at the Swartz Creek Community Schools athletic field.
  • A mostly-new stadium is still on the docket to open for the fall 2020 athletic season.
  • The home stands, which will become the visitor stands, will be partially demolished.
  • The middle section, which is built over a concrete block structure, will remain but the sections on either end will be removed to make room for some field event stations like long jump, pole vault, shot put and discus. 
  • Work crews are expected to begin digging up the field in mid-April.
  • New bleachers for the home stands are being fabricated at this time.
  • The Athletic Department staff has planned accordingly and arranged for spring sports practices and meets to take place off-site.
  • When the new stadium debuts next school year, there will be a new, synthetic turf field and full, eight-lane track.

Security upgrades are moving along at the elementary schools.

Morrish is very close to having the additions wrapped up. They'll be moving into their new offices before the (school) year is over. The stonework is up, and new windows are being put in this week or next. We’ve been very fortunate to have a warmer winter, so contractors can feasibly work outdoors.

Most or all of the work at Morrish, Elms Road and Dieck Elementary schools will be completed by fall. Syring Elementary will be close to completion by the time the 2020-21 school year begins. Work also is underway at Gaines Elementary.

Site work packages for the rest of the buildings will go out next month, and Mainka expects to break ground on renovations at the Middle School and High School in the fall.

The projects are going very well. The bids are coming in at or slightly above budget, and we’re actually under budget overall on all projects.