Hamilton Middle School will get a $2 million addition as part of a bond project approved Monday.
The Wichita school board unanimously approved a contract with Walz Harman Huffman Construction to build a new cafeteria, kitchen and lobby on the south side of Hamilton, 1407 S. Broadway. The addition will double as a storm shelter.
Hamilton, built in 1918, is one of the districts oldest buildings but is still very usable, said Kenton Cox, architect with Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey. The school got a new auditorium as part of the 2000 bond issue.
About 590 students attend Hamilton. The schools current cafeteria and kitchen could be converted into four classrooms, Cox said, but that is not part of the project approved Monday.