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Kennedy-Curry Middle School Dedication Ceremony, Tue. Jan. 24th, at 10:30 a.m.


KENNEDY-CURRY MIDDLE SCHOOL DEDICATION PLANNED

School will bring community leaders, alumni and district officials together January 24 to celebrate repurposed school

DALLAS—A dedication ceremony to celebrate the reopening of Kennedy-Curry Middle School will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 24, at the school located at 6605 Sebring Dr.

          Joining the celebration will be Dallas ISD School Board of Trustees President Lew Blackburn, Interim Division Executive Dorothy Gomez, Kennedy-Curry Middle School Principal Regina Rice, community leaders, students, district staff, and school alumni. The event will feature the Wilmer-Hutchins High School Naval JROTC and a performance by the Bluebelles Drill Team.

          As part of the 2008 Bond program, Kennedy-Curry Middle School received an expansion adding almost 60,000 square feet and renovations of more than 70,000 square feet of existing space. Part of the renovations included the addition of a new auditorium, locker rooms, and cafeteria expansion as well as new air conditioning units and electrical upgrades.

          The school opened in the fall of 2011 and serves nearly 700 middle school students. Previously, children in the area had been bused to other schools throughout the Dallas ISD due to the closing of the Wilmer-Hutchins school district. With this year’s opening of Kennedy-Curry, the renovated Wilmer-Hutchins High School, and the new Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School, neighborhood students are now able to attend school in their own community.

           In May 2008, Dallas voters supported a $1.35 billion bond program, paving the way for the district to build eight elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools, and construct 177 new classrooms on 13 existing campuses. In addition, the bond program will provide roughly $521 million to renovate more than 200 schools, add 19 new science labs at six secondary schools and update 16 school kitchens and 22 lunchrooms. Information on the allocation of bond funds can be found at http://www.dallasisd2008bond.org.

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