Elementary School in Central getting a makeover

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Central Community School System (Artist rendering of new Tanglewood Elementary classroom addition, provided by Grace Hebert Curtis Architects)

CENTRAL, La. (BRPROUD) – An elementary school in Central is going to be a little bit bigger after an almost $5 million addition is completed by construction crews.

Construction on a 18,421-square-foot building at Tanglewood Elementary School is going to begin after a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Sept 13.

At 5 p.m., the ceremony is going to kick off a process which is suppose to end in July 2022.

At the end of construction, the elementary school will have 15 new classrooms.

“We are excited about the opportunity to construct a quality facility at our school, giving our students and teachers a better, safer learning environment,” Superintendent Jason Fountain said. “We are able to make this investment in better facilities thanks to the continued support of our community.”

This construction project is being paid for via district surplus funds.

“Our school board continues to do a tremendous job of making wise use of taxpayer dollars. Having a safety net of surplus funds has been a primary goal. Since that has been established, additional savings can be applied toward capital improvements,” Fountain said.

The goal is to have construction completed prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

Tanglewood Elementary is located at 9352 Rustling Oaks Ave.

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