FDL Career Construction Academy Update

The Fond du Lac School Board Monday night got an update on the Career Construction Academy. District Superintendent Jim Sebert updated the board on the progress of the 5,750 square foot facility that will be uniquely designed to house hands-on training areas for all the trades. There is still a bit of funding to be raised for construction of the facility at the high school. The cost will be $1.1 million and by mid-July $827,000 had been pledged towards the project. By Friday they will have a clearer idea of how much funding is still needed. Sebert says he is proud of the school board’s support for the project, which included $500,000 in funding. He considers that a significant endorsement for the facility that would teach kids the skills needed for opportunities in construction and manufacturing related fields. Sebert says they need to have the money raised before they can break ground on the project. The Career Construction Academy committee will meet Friday to discuss where they are at and what their options are, which could include making modifications to the building.