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From the Ground Up: Republic Intermediate School

3879 E. Leadership Drive, Republic

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Owner: Republic School District
General contractor: Federal Construction Inc.
Architects: H Design Group LLC and Hollis and Miller Architects Inc. (Kansas City)
Engineers: Olsson Inc., civil; RTM Engineering Consultants LLC, structural; and True Engineering Group LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 120,000 square feet
Cost: $47 million
Funding source: 2023 no-tax-levy-increase bond
Estimated completion: August 2025
Description: The Republic School District is on track to open its Intermediate School for fifth- and sixth-grade students for the 2025-26 academic year. With design accents of Tiger orange, the campus is focused on the district’s goals of supporting collaboration in education as well as long-term community growth, according to H Design Group project officials. Upon completion, the building will have a capacity of 1,200 students. It will include a large media center, outdoor classrooms, a high-wind shelter and flex spaces throughout, and the design will make use of natural lighting while emphasizing security, officials say. Additionally, a large multipurpose commons area will provide opportunities for the district to host community events.

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