NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Students, teachers and local officials marked the completion last week of a much anticipated project to add nearly two acres of classrooms and open space for students at Bellingham Elementary School.
The 1.8 acre expansion project that was inaugurated by Rep. Tony Cardenas, Councilmember Paul Krekorian and others, added 22 new classrooms to the school, formerly called Bellingham Primary Center, and will provide 550 new seats for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The expansion will relieve nearby Fair Elementary School and Maurice Sendak Elementary School of overcrowding as Bellingham prepares to accept more students.
The two-year $42.5 million project, funded with state and local bonds, is ready for students when classes begin in August and also includes a new multipurpose room, library, computer classroom, underground parking for faculty and staff and expanded play fields.
Bellingham Elementary School is located at 6728 Bellingham Ave., North Hollywood, 91606.
Note: This post originally appeared online in the CD2 News Vol. 4, Issue 3.