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Sunnyside Intermediate School completes its $9 million wing

Sunnyside Intermediate School has completed its multi-million dollar wing. The extension and renovation comes in the wake of a looming overcrowding problem.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 10:29 PM
Updated: Apr. 6, 2018 1:01 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Sunnyside Intermediate School has completed its multi-million dollar wing. The extension and renovation comes in the wake of a looming overcrowding problem.

The new wing added ten classrooms to Sunnyside and expanded the cafeteria. The school has also added new desks, new lunch tables and new smart boards.

Sunnyside added 23,000 square feet and repurposed five thousand square feet. LSC spent more than $9 million dollars on the renovation.

Student Paige Cook said she enjoys coming to school and seeing all of the improvements.

"My favorite thing is how it's different from the old wing and old area. It has Apple TVs instead of smart boards, which makes it a lot easier to present things on our iPads," said Cook.

The special education classes are now all upstairs. Those classrooms now have windows that bring in daylight and more space.

Students also got a brand new playground.

The auditorium was also renovated. There's now new seats and fire-proof curtains.

"We have all of this extra space now compared to the small space we had for 1,200 students. I'm really excited that we can use this space," said Cook.

The school is expected to pay off the renovations in three years.

Other schools in the district are also undergoing renovations including Tecumseh Junior High and Jeff High School.

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