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Students cutting the ribbon at Franklin Elementary

Ribbon Cutting: Franklin Elementary

Ribbon cutting: Franklin Elementary

Monday, August 20th will be a day remembered by Franklin Elementary staff and students for a long time. They cut the ribbon on their newly renovated school after an electrical fire consumed three classrooms and smoke and water damaged forced a complete building closure last September. The gym was filled with excitement and some emotional moments as thanks were given to all those that contributed to this project – from the Moline Fire Department and their quick response to Western Illinois University for providing a space large enough for the entire student body to be together during the renovation.

This project was fast-tracked due to the urgent need to get students back in their school. Shive-Hattery completed the design in one and a half months and construction lasted three months. 171 tradesmen and women were also a part of this project. The scope of the project consisted of a 28,100 s .f. complete interior renovation including all new mechanical, electrical and fire suppression systems upgrades, a new lobby, LED lighting, an open concept library, smart boards and classrooms with adjustable glass walls between each class for collaborative learning.

Franklin Elementary the perfect example of Buildings That Matter. Thank you, Moline-Coal Valley Schools for choosing us as a partner once again!