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The dirt has been turned and now the work begins for the Bossier Parish School Board. The board kicked off the start of a $210 million building project with a ground breaking ceremony at W.T. Lewis Elementary School where a new wing is being built. Superintendent D.C. Machen says the growth in Bossier City is rapid and they are having to add to a school that is only 5 years old and that he is excited about the first step of the project can begin.

Not only is a wing being added to W.T. Lewis, Airline High School will soon get a makeover and three new schools are set to be built. The Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning School will be across the street from W.T. Lewis, a new middle school will be built in Haughton and Kingston Elementary School will be built near the Tuscany subdivision in Benton.

The sound of improvement can also be heard in Caddo Parish at the new Oak Park Elementary and Middle School.

Steve White is overseeing the multi- million dollar renovation of the old Bethune Middle School in West Shreveport. The school is being renamed Oak Park and will be a Pre-K - 8th grade campus.

Construction is also almost compete on the new Magnolia Charter School off Clyde Fant Parkway.

Principal Pamela Barker says the school ready by the first day of school on August 12th.

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