The KSD 140 Board of Education approved a two-year plan for renovating Bannes Elementary School beginning this June. While our building has always been well-maintained, we've determined that Bannes would benefit from a complete mechanical system upgrade. The project will be completed in two phases beginning in spring 2019 and ending in summer 2020.
- On Tuesday, June 11th, construction is scheduled to begin and our school office will be temporarily relocated to Prairie View Middle School located at 8500 175th Street in Tinley Park. If you need to drop off registration forms or payment, please visit us at Prairie View.
- Our office phone number will remain the same (708-532-6466). Office personnel are scheduled to return to Bannes during the second or third week of August.
Once complete, renovations will include improvements to building systems such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning; plumbing and electrical; fire sprinkling equipment; and upgrades to interior finishes and restrooms. Based upon the space needed for these mechanical upgrades, the school layout will expand to include a more secure front entrance and an updated Media Center, Commons, PTO kitchen and front office space. The main parking lot will shift to the north side of the building allowing more cars on our property during arrival/dismissal and not congesting 170th Street. Unfortunately, these updates will require us to remove several mature trees from the property. Please know that we plan to replace them with mature trees during the final phase of our construction.