The rebuild of Franklin Elementary is well under way. Since the fire damage on September 24, the building has been cleaned of all remnants of the fire, and smoke damage has been removed. The next step in bringing students back to Franklin Elementary is to rebuild.
The Moline Board of Education approved the final design on February 12. Construction began on March 12, and the project is anticipated to be complete by mid-summer.
The new design includes a new floor, paint and LED lighting throughout the entire building, upgrades to the electrical and heating system, and the addition of air conditioning, making it a climate-controlled building. The Board also approved increased security at the main entrance and creating more 21st century learning environments throughout the building. The District is excited about these improvements and looks forward to sharing them with students and families in time for the 2018-2019 school year.
Bus Transportation Form - Parents are asked to complete the Transportation Form and return it to school. The form will help streamline arrive and dismissal. October 10th Please take a look at the Dispatch-Argus article about Franklin moving along just fine thanks to the efforts and support of many.
October 9th: Franklin Elementary School's old telephone number is now back in service at the 60th Street location. The phone number 309-743-1607. The fax number is: 309-797-7110.
The electrical fire caused significant smoke and water damage to classrooms and hallways at Franklin. The fire occurred at approximately 10:00 am on Sunday morning. There were no injuries.
The school will be closed Monday, September 25th through Friday, September 29th to allow the District an opportunity to assess the damage, begin clean-up, and develop a plan of action going forward. The plan will include determining a temporary location for Franklin elementary students. It is the goal of Moline-Coal Valley district to have school resume for Franklin students as quickly as possible.
Franklin families received notification of the incident and cancellation of school via Skylert message earlier today. Additional updates will be sent via Skylert to these families.