By Eric Althoff
LE SUEUR, Minn.—Construction management and real estate development firm Kraus-Anderson, a major player in the Upper Midwest, has commenced $40.4 million’ worth of work on a new elementary school for Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools. Le Sueur-Henderson Elementary School will sit adjacent to the existing high school.
As designed by ATS&R Planners, Architects and Engineers, the two-story, 113,090-square-foot school will be a learning community for children from kindergarten through the 5th grade. In addition to classrooms, administration spaces and a nurse’s area, the elementary school will offer music classrooms and a “Kid’s Club.” For sports and physical education, Le Sueur-Henderson will have a 30,000-square-foot field house featuring a three-court gymnasium. Outdoor dedicated playgrounds are part of the design as well.
Safety features include a 6,000-square-foot storm shelter as well as a secure main entryway.
Voters approved funding for the elementary school in a referendum last summer. Construction is anticipated to be complete by next August.
“The new school will bring 21st century learning and opportunities to the next generation of Le Sueur and Henderson area students,” Shane Butler, KA’s senior project manager, said of the work.
Kraus-Anderson, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, has offices throughout Minnesota and also North Dakota.