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Sun City Snips Ribbon on New Classroom Wing
Posted 8/7/19

Dignitaries cut ribbon as crowd looks onThe sun was shining on Sun City Elementary even before the 2019-20 school year began as Principal Kim Tuminello and Assistant Principal Lea Clark snipped the ribbon on a new third grade classroom wing. The recent construction will replace a fleet of aging temporary buildings. 

It has been a long time coming, as Bossier Parish School Board President Shane Cheatham told a large audience gathered for the occasion. He remembers attending classes in the temporary buildings, affectionately referred to as “T buildings,” as a kindergarten student decades ago. Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey chimed in, remembering them from as far back as 1978. 

The classroom addition was made possible by passage of a $210 million bond construction program to address growth throughout Bossier Parish. Bossier Schools is currently in year seven of the 10-year construction program. 

Tuminello was beaming as visitors toured the new wing following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Teachers were also eager to show off their bright, cheery classrooms they decorated to the nines. Not only did the 12-classroom addition energize educators, but it is sure to excite children about their new learning environment.