New $26M Lolo School building set to open in September

It’s going to be a fresh start for more than 500 children in Lolo this fall, along with a much-improved workplace for scores of teachers, staff and administrators.

Construction is going according to plan on a brand new $26 million K-8 school building on Farm Lane in Lolo and it will be ready to welcome students on Sept. 5, according to Lolo School District superintendent Dale Olinger.

“Things are progressing nicely and we will begin school right after Labor Day as planned,” Olinger explained. “As with any large project, this is the point when dozens of components have to come together in a very short time frame. Our contractor, Jackson Contractor Group, and all the subcontractors have been bustling at the site to ensure we stay on track.”

A new K-8 school building in Lolo is currently under construction. Up until last year, the school was housed in scattered buildings, the main one of which was built in 1900.


The district broke ground in the spring of 2022. Voters in the district passed a $22.1 million bond in

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