On Tuesday, June 6, LeChase joined students, families, staff, administration and local representatives in a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the completion of renovations in the Jamesville-DeWitt (J-D) Central School District. LeChase team members Dylan Gifford, Laird Updyke and Lee Step attended the event alongside the teams from J-D and Ashley McGraw Architects.
This event also provided an opportunity to honor the memory of former LeChase Superintendent Rick Boxall and School Administrator Timothy Decker, who both played important roles in this project but passed away before seeing it completed. Their family members were on hand for the ceremony.
This $33 million capital project, which began in June of 2021, made improvements to all three elementary schools, the middle school, high school and bus garage. Key features of the project include a new STEAM space, broadcast/media studio renovations, solar panel installation, library-media center and gymnasium renovations, and reconfiguration of classroom houses to create more flexible learning environments for grades six, seven and eight.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, which we held at the middle school, students led tours of the building, showing the newly reconfigured houses and updated library.