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White Bluffs Elementary Dedicated

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Richland dedicated a brand new elementary school Thursday, the second one to open this year.

This was part of a $78 million project voters approved to renovate Richland, schools, and in the case of White Bluffs, relieve pressure on other elementary schools in the district by building this totally new one.

The school has been open for a couple months now, but the District just held a dedication ceremony Thursday.

The School Board says it's something the district needed to keep up with growth.

"Create great neighborhood schools, and I drove up here and you can look out the window and there's a great neighborhood, and we drove up here you look at the school, it's a great school, you put it together it's a great neighborhood school," said Richard Jansons, President of the Richland School Board.

The project also includes building a replacement for Jason Lee Elementary, the new Enterprise Middle School and renovations at Richland and Hanford High schools.