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Moreno Valley’s oldest school moves into high-tech, two-story campus

By in Press Enterprise on January 5, 2018

By Imran Ghori

  • Librarian Anna Lynda moves boxes at the school’s new library at Edgemont Elementary School in Moreno Valley on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. Students will arrive Monday to a brand-new facility following a renovation project in which the old buildings were demolished. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A worker moves boxes in the library as the school prepares to open its new facility at Edgemont Elementary School in Moreno Valley on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    A worker moves boxes in the library as the school prepares to open its new facility at Edgemont Elementary School in Moreno Valley on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Kindergarten teacher Victoria Hernandez sets up her brand new classroom at Edgemont Elementary School in Moreno Valley on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Kindergarten teacher Victoria Hernandez sets up her brand new classroom at Edgemont Elementary School in Moreno Valley on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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Moreno Valley’s oldest school now has the city’s newest campus thanks to a $30 million project to rebuild Edgemont Elementary School.

Students, faculty and staff will shift to the new buildings Monday, Jan. 8, when classes resume following the winter break.

Construction at the 9.5-acre campus began two years ago, starting when classes were moved into more than 30 portable classrooms. Over a summer break, crews demolished the old campus and then began building the new facilities.

The project originally was expected to be completed this summer but construction was completed sooner than expected and the move was made while students were on break. New playing fields that will complete the project […]    

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