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Ground broken on new Tri-North Middle School

Posted at 12:25 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 00:25:35-04

BLOOMINGTON — Leaders in Monroe County broke ground Tuesday on a state-of-the-art facility for eating, playing and, of course, learning.

The new Tri-North Middle School will rise next to the current school on West 15th Street.

The 156,000-square foot building will include an oversized gym, a two-story media center and a cooking demonstration area in the cafeteria for student culinary classes.

Tri-North principal Rae Floyd said the project is all about providing the best opportunities for students.

"Something we have here is visionary leadership and a community that backs education," Floyd said.

The building will also be green with an energy-efficient white roof, geothermal heating and 100-percent LED lighting.

The project is scheduled to wrap up in 2022.