The Winona Area Public School Board recieved an update Thursday on the construction of a new math and science addition to Winona High School.
The bulk of the funds, $2.4 million, are coming from the estate of former math instructor, the late Richard Kolter.
Architect Owen Warneke says the remodeled space will feature several science and biology rooms, math rooms and breakout spaces for small group learning and collaboration. Superintendent Scott Hannon says it's a 21st century learning space and will help students get excited about math and science.
About $240,000 will used to install wireless internet in all district buildings. Roughly $130,000 will be spent on new ceiling and lights in Jefferson and Madison Elementary Schools as well as remodeling the High School rest rooms.
Bids will be opened March 7th for the project and construction is set to begin June 7th and be completed by August 16th.
Richard Kolter taught math at Winona Junior High School and later worked in the district's technology department for more than 30 years before he died in 2010. The new Science and Math wing will be named after Kolter.