Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon grade school is in the process of a fundraising campaign to finance an expansion and renovation of their school building.
Pete Van Velzen is Principal of Sheldon Christian School, and he tells KIWA that several factors went into the decision to expand and renovate the school.
Van Velzen says the idea enjoyed overwhelming support at a meeting of the Sheldon Christian School Society last month.
The $2.2-million project will include a building addition to the south of the current structure, as well as remodeling and renovation of some of the current classrooms.
Mr. Van Velzen says 75-percent of the projected cost, or $1.65-million, needs to be raised before construction can begin. As a result, he says the timetable for the project hasn’t been officially determined.
We asked Mr. Van Velzen what would be included in the project.
Van Velzen says about $800-thousand has already been raised toward the $1.65-million needed for the project to begin.