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Aug 5, 2011 8:00 PM by Irina Cates (KPAX News)

Stevensville School dedicates new 4-8 grades building

STEVENSVILLE - Stevensville school administrators said the dedication of the new elementary and junior high building is a celebration of the community's commitment to education.

Dozens of people filed in on to take a tour of the new 55,000 square foot facility on Friday afternoon. This new grades 4-8 building includes 26 classrooms, two libraries and two computer labs.

"This is not just something that you have on this side of town, but it's a legacy. It's something that our generation is going to pass on to the next generation and to generations to come," says Kent Kultgen, Stevensville Superintendent.

"Great things happen inside a school building. Children come here, they get dropped off they learn their ABC's, they learn how to read," says Denise Juneau, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction.

But the $10,000 project is not finished yet. A 20,000 square foot Music Center is still under construction and is expected to be done in December. A new parking lot is also in the works and that's expected to be done this fall.

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