Tipton Schools GroundbreakingLayne Cameron
Construction at Tipton Schools has begun.
Members of the school board dug into the ceremonial dirt on May 10 to kick off the project, which will improve the elementary, middle, and high schools.
The nearly $25 million project, which will take approximately three years to complete, is being led by RLTurner Corporation. Nearly 10 percent of the construction company’s employees are from Tipton.
RLTurner’s “hometown team” is excited about leading the large renovation.
“Many of our people live in Tipton and graduated from the high school,” said Adam Owens, President/CEO of RLTurner Corporation. “To be able to give something back to your local community adds a special element to going to work each day.”
Superintendent Dr. Ryan Glaze is looking forward to giving his students, faculty, and staff a facility in which they can be proud.
“As a progressive school in a rural community, we pride ourselves in creating a scholastic environment that fosters our students’ success,” Glaze said. “This construction project will improve everything from our football field to our dining facilities, and from upgrading many of our science, STEM, and art classrooms to improving the façade of our elementary school.”
Group Photo (L to R): Jennifer Humrichous, Amber Rodibaugh, Gary Plumer, Ryan Glaze, Chris McNew, April Overdorf, and Andrea Campbell.