Byron Public Schools breaks ground on $44M referendum projects

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(ABC 6 News) – After failing to pass two referendums, people in the Byron Public School district voted to approve a $44 million referendum last November. The district broke ground on Thursday for those projects.

The project will include improvements to the administration and community services building, additional classrooms for the high school, a new auditorium and a new athletic facility for the high school.

“The money from this referendum will allow our school district to make facility improvements that will not only help our students and staff but it benefits the citizens of Byron and bring us together during events to exhibit even more pride in this great community,” Byron Public Schools superintendent Dr. Mike Neubeck said.

Most of the projects including the athletic complex are expected to be completed next year. The auditorium and baseball fields will be completed in 2024.

“It also gives us the opportunity to host different home events that haven’t been possible sectional and possibly quarterfinal state tournaments that showcase our beautiful community and outstanding businesses with the rest of southeast Minnesota and greater Minnesota,” Byron’s head football coach Ben Halder said.