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Franklin for the Win

Elementary School Celebrates Snazzy New Gym

Franklin School newly remodeled auditorium
Paul Wellman

Educators and community members were all smiles Tuesday morning when the freshly spruced gym (pictured) was unveiled at Franklin Elementary School. “It’s a location for everyone,” said Franklin Principal Casie Killgore, adding that Zumba and karate classes will be held in the evenings. The roughly $2 million project is equipped with a new ventilation system, suspended ceiling, and roofing, along with LED lights, two scoreboards, and floors that are “easy on the shin splints.” The funds came from Measure R, a $35 million bond passed in 2010. The money is also funding brand-new libraries at Washington and Adams elementary schools, which are expected to be completed this summer.

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