The remodeling and addition of Central Elementary in Fairbury is on schedule and is set to be completely done by the end of the year according to Fairbury Superintendent Stephen Grizzle.
Renovations for the project are scheduled to be done by the start of the school year in August while the addition to the school is set to be done by the end of this year’s fall semester.
“Everything is running on schedule so that’s good. Parts are going to be done in August and the rest is going to be closer to November. We hope to be in everything by second semester, like over Christmas break,” Grizzle said.
Grizzle said in an interview on Wednesday, June 6 that demo work in the school’s office and the classrooms that are being renovated are complete or in the process of being completed. He also believed construction has started on the school’s new elevator as well.
“They’ve got the addition part enclosed and starting to put up the interior walls. They’ve got in the old office, they have that completely demoed out and ready to start updating that. The classroom changes they’re getting ready, they done most of the demo work in that area as well,” he said.
Additional minor projects that will be done this summer at Fairbury Public Schools include repainting the ‘47 gym floor and revarnishing it, getting new carpet in a few classrooms, and recoating the ‘89 gym floor.
“We’re just doing things like replacing carpet in a few rooms and stuff like. Really just your typical summer maintenance kind of projects,” he said.
A”summer project” that was completed technically before the summer began in April was the repainting of the ‘47 gym interior walls.
Discussion for phase two projects of the construction and improvements to Fairbury Public Schools will likely be at Fairbury’s July school board meeting according to Grizzle. 
Projects that have the possibility of being included in phase two are: SPED room remodel and additions, high school shop/CTE expansion and remodel, Original 6,000 square feet, no frills wrestling/fitness addition, high school fitness room remodel into two classrooms, high school gym mezzanine updates, central lunchroom and classroom addition, remodel of the ‘47 Building into a special services building, armory building remodeled into the district office, separate 10,800 square foot metal building to house a wrestling room, fitness room, locker room, and restrooms.