Local school district celebrating new classroom addition

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LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) – Tuesday, October 19, is going to be a special day for those involved in education in Denham Springs.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is taking place at Seventh Ward Elementary.

The ribbon cutting is celebrating “a new $800,000 classroom addition at” the school.

The almost $1 million new addition includes:

  • Four classrooms
  • Restroom facilities
  • Storage

“At the start of school, we were busy moving our teachers and students into their classrooms. We wanted to allow some time school to start and for the building to be in full use before we officially announced its completion,” said Superintendent Joe Murphy. He noted that construction on the building began in late March.

Construction on the new addition was completed by the start of school on August 11.

“I want to thank our school board members, and especially those representing the Denham Springs School District, for their continued support of efforts to upgrade and expand facilities to meet the needs of our students,” Murphy said.

In 2021, there are 350 students at Seventh Ward Elementary.

Seventh Ward Elementary Principal Laura Dunlap said, “The addition provides ample space to create a physical layout that allows for the ideal implementation of a variety of project-based learning, flexible seating and the ability to accommodate our current and future growth.”

The school is located at 24495 La. Highway 16.

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