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Stunning new Edgemont Elementary School campus opens for students

Edgemont Elementary School's new $30 million campus opened for the first time for students on Monday after more than a year of construction.

Teachers, administration, and district maintenance staff worked extra hours over the winter break to ensure the school was ready for students Monday. The school used portable classrooms for nearly two years during construction.

The 70,000 square foot project replaces the oldest school building in the district and is about 20,000 square feet larger than the previous school. Work on athletic fields and some playground equipment will continue before the project is fully complete later this spring. The original Edgemont building was built in 1956. The new school comes thanks to Measure M, a bond measure, overwhelmingly supported with more than 60 percent of the vote by the Moreno Valley community.

"I think this is something we can really be proud of in the community," said teacher Patito. "This building helps prepare for middle school because it feels kind of like a college."

The new Edgemont building features 30 classrooms in a two-story main wing, a stunning library, large multipurpose room with a stage, and outdoor courtyards with spacious play areas. The interior hallways and library are painted in shades of blue, yellow and green creating an inviting space. The exterior features a modern look with green and blue paint.

"We are thrilled to be providing the students at Edgemont a stunning 21st-century building that will support strong learning for years to come," said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora.

"Edgemont Elementary's new building is a point of pride for the community, the school board is proud of MVUSD's commitment to making our schools places children want to come each day," said School Board President Susan Smith.