New construction work is underway at C.M. Russell High. In just 13 months, students and the community will be able to utilize the school’s new multipurpose athletic space, additional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classrooms, and upgrades to Pride Field and Track in addition to several infrastructure, safety, and technology needs.
“Being a proud alumnus, I feel comfortable standing in this gym but comfortable isn’t the right word for today,” Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Lacey said as she addressed a crowd at the CMR Fieldhouse on Wednesday. “I am downright giddy.” The $98.8 million bond levy, approved by voters last October, allotted nearly $53 million for the district’s high schools. The CMR projects are budgeted to cost $11.3 million.
Smaller projects include repairs and upgrades to fire alarms, mechanical systems, plumbing, the elevator, foundation repairs, partial window replacements, sidewalk repair and partial locker and bleacher replacements. The new facilities were designed by CTA Architects and will be constructed by Talcott Construction.