GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - As part of the Grand Rapids Public Schools transformation plan, a local school has undergone some major renovations.
Friday morning, school leaders cut the ribbon on the new C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy.
The former Covell Elementary has been renovated and now serves as the middle and high school for the new academy.
The upgrades include all classrooms, the cafeteria, as well as the addition of environmental science labs, a robotics room and a nature trail.
"I'm really excited about the building itself but for me it's more of a sample of how GRPS is growing, opening new buildings and increasing enrollment," said Principal Greg Ramey. "It's an exciting time to be in Grand Rapids Public Schools."
The total project cost nearly $8 million, with the majority of the funds coming from a recently passed bond.
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