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Kenny School is scheduled to undergo construction as outlined below. To receive periodic updates on project milestones and other news, please sign up to receive e-alerts.

School Location: 5720 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. 55419

Scope of Work:

Summer 2021 construction includes replacement of ceilings and lighting in the school corridors.  

The work at Kenny School includes, demolishing the temporary structure on the west side of the building and replacing it with a permanent structure. The permanent structure will be the new kitchen and cafeteria, that will reflect current District food service operations. The current kitchen and cafeteria space will be renovated into three classrooms.  

Project Updates: 

August 2021: Corridor ceilings and lighting is all new and other lighting upgrading in the kitchen and cafeteria.

July 2021: Old light fixtures have been removed in the corridors, kitchen and cafeteria.  Corridor ceilings have been removed.  New dropped ceilings and lighting is being installed. Substantial completion scheduled for end of July and final completion mid-August.

May 7, 2021: Contract has been awarded and construction planned to commence on June 16th.

April 1, 2021: Bids opened.  June 2021 – commence construction.  Corridor ceiling and lighting replacement substantially complete summer 2021. 

June 4, 2020: Lighting replacement work is in process. Interior/exterior lighting will be upgraded in classroom and office spaces. The exterior main entry doors and several other exterior doors will be upgraded. The gymnasium ceiling will recieve new ceiling and lighting. 

April 8, 2020: A contractor has been selected for the summer project work. The contract will be presented to the April Board Meeting for approval. Scope includes upgrade of exterior lights and interior classroom lighting to LED fixtures, installation of a new acoustical ceiling and lights in the gymnasium, and replacement of several exterior doors. 

March 4, 2020: Project is bidding now for summer start of construction. Scope of work to include interior and exterior lighting upgrades, new gymnasium ceiling, and replacement of store front entrance doors. 

February 4, 2020: The project scope has been revised and project will rebid February/March. 

September 24, 2019: The project is in the design phase. In September the project was presented to the Kenny Neighborhood Association to share information with the Kenny Community about the upcoming project. 

Project Schedule (subject to change):

Design: Fall/Winter 2019

Construction: Spring/Summer 2020

Completion: Fall 2020