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Laurel Hill School celebrates 4 new classroom additions, state-of-the-art technology

The Okaloosa County School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at Laurel Hill School to celebrate the addition of four new classrooms, thanks in part to the voter-approved half-cent sales […]

Source: Tim Bryant

The Okaloosa County School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at Laurel Hill School to celebrate the addition of four new classrooms, thanks in part to the voter-approved half-cent sales tax revenue.

The school additions feature state-of-the-art technology and new furniture.

  • One classroom tailored for exceptional student education contains appliances like a dishwasher and refrigerator to teach life skills.

“We celebrated the amazing Four Classroom Addition at Laurel Hill School with a ribbon cutting alongside Principal Lee Martello,” Superintendent Marcus Chambers said. “Each classroom has new technology and functional furniture.”

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Chambers thanked contractors Jacobs-Titan and Lord & Son Construction and Okaloosa County voters for approving the half-cent sales tax to fund such projects.

School Board Member Tim Bryant also attended the ribbon-cutting at the campus.

  • “This addition was funded by the citizen approved half-cent sales tax,” Bryant said. “Thank you to all of the dignitaries and special guests who helped celebrate today’s occasion.”
Source: Tim Bryant

The expansion builds on campus upgrades being seen across the Okaloosa School District since the sales tax was passed in November 2020.

Work continues on a new multipurpose building at the Laurel Hill campus. Nineteen construction projects are planned or underway at 15 different schools in the first phase of the district’s capital improvement plan.

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