USD 475 Fort Riley broke ground on a new middle school Tuesday that officials hope will alleviate some of the overcrowding problems in the district’s classrooms.
Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie, Fort Riley’s senior commander, along with district officials and students all participated in the ceremony.
The building, which will replace the current middle school, was made possible by a $35.2 million grant from the Department of Defense.
The new school building will be able to accommodate 800 students and is set to open in summer 2014.