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Posted October 15, 2012

APS Breaks Ground on Inez Elementary Construction

Project includes cafeteria, kitchen, fine arts addition and classrooms.

Inez students, APS officials and project architects turn the ceremonial first shovel-full of dirt at the school construction site.

Albuquerque Public Schools has begun construction on a cafeteria and fine arts addition as well as other improvements to Inez Elementary. The district held a groundbreaking ceremony at the school on Monday, Oct. 15. 

“Inez is one of our older schools, and we’re adding more space and making upgrades to improve the learning environment for our students,” APS Chief Operations Officer Brad Winter said. “Further, we’re using taxpayer dollars responsibly and putting people to work as we make this project happen.” 

The $3.5 million project includes a new cafeteria, kitchen and fine arts addition as well as a renovation to create three new classrooms. There also will be a new parking lot and student drop-off area. All of the improvements are expected to be completed by October 2013. 

“Inez is very excited to have a new full-sized kitchen, cafeteria and fine arts classroom with indoor/outdoor staging,” Inez Principal Agnes LeDoux said. “The Inez community supports a well-rounded education for our children in addition to our science and technology focus. All of the improvements and additions are greatly appreciated and will enhance the education of our students at Inez.” 

Inez opened in 1952 and has an enrollment of nearly 450 students. 

NCA Architects designed the project and T.A. Cole & Sons serves as the general contractor.

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