A grand opening event was held to showcase the completion of a construction project at Braden River Middle School.
Principal Kimberlain Zenon-Richardson welcomed guests for a ribbon cutting on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
The event featured performances by talented student musicians, a ribbon cutting, and tours through the school.
The project included a brand new building, which includes six new classrooms and adds 132 student stations.
Three additional classroom buildings underwent interior renovations, as well as the gymnasium, front office building and media center.
The project also included a cafeteria expansion, replacement of all HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems and additional security features.
New roofs were installed on existing buildings, tennis courts were refurbished and a new traffic queueing lane was added.
Work on the $20.2 million project began in February of 2021 and was completed in November of 2022.
This project was made possible thanks to funds provided by the voter-approved half-cent sales tax referendum.
School Opened: 1991
Current Enrollment: 828 students
Architecture/Engineering: Long & Associates
Construction Manager: NDC Construction Company