Munising Schools under heavy renovations

MUNISING — When some students return to school in the fall, they may not recognize their classrooms.

Munising Middle and High school, as well as Mather Elementary, will have a brand new look when students walk through their doors in early September. Thanks to a bond proposal passed in November by district voters, both buildings will be undergoing renovations this summer. From new gym bleachers, a parking lot and roof, to new technology in the classroom, the renovations will provide a facelift to the school’s educational environment.

“This building was referred to as the new school in town, and yet it was built in 1978, and actually opened in 1980, so it’s been about 38 years since any major renovations have been done to this building,” said Munising Public Schools Superintendent Pete Kelto. “It’ll be some welcome changes in the fall for students.”

Contractors have less than 90 days to renovate the two school buildings. The project is expected to be complete by the time the new school year arrives.