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State College Area School District Holds First Of Four Open Houses

Outside of the newly renovated Spring Creek Elementary School.
Brittany Krugel

State College Area School District held their first of four open houses Wednesday night. Spring Creek Elementary School is one of five in the district to be renovated and recently reopened. Last night, the open house allowed community members—like Robert Watts, who has a six-year-old son at the school — to tour the school. 


“Whether you have kids or not, and I have seen a lot of people here who don’t have kids who are going to school here right now, it’s their opportunity to get into the school, see what their tax dollars are doing, and get an appreciation for it,” Watts said.


All in all, the total rennovations of Spring Creek cost the district $20 million, while the entire project cost $180 million in total.


Superintendent Dr. Bob O'Donnell expressed his gratitude for those members of the community that gave input in the design process. 


“Obviously very grateful is one aspect of how I’m feeling that we were able to obtain the community support to update the school,” O'Donnell said.


The State College School District will hold three more open houses in October to reveal the renovations at State College High School and the Delta Program, Radio Park Elementary, and Corl Street Elementary.


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