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Mullan Road breaks ground on classroom replacement
Mullan Road breaks ground on classroom replacement

A big day for students at Mullan Road Elementary as Spokane Schools broke ground on a much needed classroom replacement project. The project is the latest from the $332 million bond passed in 2009 to get underway.

Mullan was originally scheduled to for a HVAC and flooring upgrade,  but Spokane Schools decided to replace the classroom annex as part of the project. The aging annex was built in 1956 and was moved to Mullan Road from Comstock Elementary in 1977.

Today, students celebrated the start of construction alongside their teachers and school board members as well as Senator Michael Baumgartner. The student xylophone band, Mallet Madness, provided music for the festive event.

A sixth grade student, a member of the last group of students to go through the outdated building, said she’s excited for the improvements but hopes the school stays the same--a kind, caring and fun place to be. The students showed their gratitude with an all school shout of “Thank You.”

Students will remain on site during the $16.2 million project. It is expected to be complete by December 2015.

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