Mindy Conn recalled her own children attending Sugarloaf Elementary School nearly a decade ago and seeing the need for structural and other improvements. She was part of parent groups providing input on what needed to be done to meet the needs of future students.

So, after details for the $28.7 million Sugarloaf School project were detailed at Tuesday afternoon’s Monroe County School District meeting, she felt satisfaction — both as the District 3 school board member representing the Lower Keys school and as a local parent.