August 26, 2022 – Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the district’s $5.8 million classroom addition and interior renovation project at Dorris Intermediate School (DIS).
CUSD 10 Superintendent Dr. Mark B. Skertich, district administrators, DIS principals and members of the Board of Education were joined by representatives of FGMArchitects and Holland Construction Services to mark the beginning of the much anticipated building expansion project.
The two-story classroom addition will provide 13,400 square feet of new space, including eight classrooms and four restrooms. The corresponding renovation impacts 1,000 square feet of existing office space and counseling area.
DIS houses all 5th and 6th grade students in the district. This project will provide additional space for the growing CUSD 10 population and relieve congestion in the school. The building is the former North Junior High School which was built in 1962. It became an intermediate school in 2004, and was named Dorris Intermediate School in 2007, in honor of the district’s longest serving superintendent, Charles H. Dorris, who served for 37 years.
Construction is scheduled to begin at the beginning of September 2022 and be completed in August 2023.
The DIS project is part of the district’s $40 million, 5-year Facilities Plan that includes repairs and renovations to improve energy efficiency and enhance the environment where students attend school, as well as the upcoming construction of a new Caseyville Elementary School.
Examples of work completed districtwide to date are: painting, installation of LED lighting, new epoxy flooring, upgraded restrooms, blacktop repairs/resurfacing, playground renovation, locker room renovation, HVAC upgrades, sewer repairs, erosion control and enhanced signage.