GFPS Hires Nelson Architects for New Building at Little Russell Elementary

As featured in the Great Falls Tribune, January 24, 2017

The new operations building to be constructed on the site of the former Little Russell Elementary is anticipated to be the first major step in beginning the major work outlined in the Great Falls Public Schools bond voted into effect on Oct. 4.

Building and grounds will move out of the former Lowell Elementary site and into the new building at the Russell site. Lowell will then be demolished and a new elementary school will be built in its place.

When the new school is built, students from Roosevelt Elementary will then permanently move into the school.

Students from Longfellow Elementary will move into vacated Roosevelt while Longfellow is demolished and rebuilt on the same site.

Then, the Longfellow students will permanently move back to the new Longfellow school.

But none of this can happen until the new operations building is established at the Russell site.

GFPS has hired Dale Nelson of Nelson Architects to begin the design of the new building. Construction is estimated to be finished by Oct. 1.