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Posted January 19, 2016

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New Classrooms at MacArthur ES

The $2.6 million project added four classrooms as well as a new art and music room.

Albuquerque Public Schools celebrated the opening of four new classrooms, as well as a new art and music room at MacArthur Elementary in Albuquerque’s North Valley.

The new classroom addition includes two new kindergarten classrooms, a new classroom for the Intensive Support program (special ed) and a new classroom for the Child Find program (early childhood education). The $2.6 million project, which was completed in September 2015, also included a new playground for kindergarten students and the renovation of an existing classroom for use as an art/music space.

MacArthur Assistant Principal Rita Martinez said the new classrooms are a welcome addition to the school, which serves about 323 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. “We’ve been using the classrooms since just after school started in the fall,” Martinez said.

Funding for the project came from the 2010 and the 2013 capital projects elections and construction began in the spring of 2014.

APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy told the kindergarten students that the architects and builders had met with the school’s teachers, administrators and parents to make sure that the new classrooms were what they wanted. “This lobby and these classrooms were designed and built especially for you,” she said.

 “I want to thank voters for supporting Albuquerque’s students and schools. It’s about the kids,” APS Board of Education Member Peggy Muller-Aragón said. “The improvements to this school and those at schools throughout Albuquerque would not be possible without the continued support of the community.”

Wright and Hammer Architects designed the project and Anchor Built was the general contractor.

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