Nisswa Elementary School celebrates renovations
The school hosts a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, May 3.
NISSWA — In celebration of a number of changes and renovations made to the facility, students and school officials took part in a dedication at Nisswa Elementary School on Tuesday, May 3.
The elementary school’s $12 million improvement and expansion project was completed in time for the start of the 2020 school year. The renovations and additions increased space and improved security at the school. It also modernized the aesthetics of the building.
The renovation project was part of a Brainerd School District facilities improvement project that totaled $205 million - including the $145.71 million bond referendum school district voters approved in April 2018.
Tuesday's event featured 10 speakers, including Superintendent Laine Larson, PTO President Hilary Johnson and newly appointed Nisswa City Council member Jesse Zahn.
After the speakers, Nisswa Elementary School first-graders performed a song called “Think Good Thoughts” for the students, staff and roughly 50 members of the public in attendance.
The event culminated with a ribbon cutting, where fourth-grade students Ally Oium and Ava Becher manned the over-sized scissors.
Nisswa is part of other Brainerd Public Schools buildings hosting official dedications after the last couple of years of building projects.
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