Westside holds "Pre-Grand Opening"

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – One Region 8 school will be welcoming newstudents with new classrooms this year.

A "Pre Grand Opening" was held forthe public at Westside Elementary. Staff members gave tours and answeredquestions about the school's new Kindergarten wing.According to Superintendent Bryan Duffie, anincrease in enrollment meant expansion.

"We have been out of spacefor some time," said Duffie. "With our pre-k having to be in the tornadoshelter, we definitely needed to free up some space in the main building."

The new kindergarten wingcontains eight classrooms, a music room and cafeteria.

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