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Tyler ISD Dedicates Schools

School begins tomorrow and some East Texas children will start school in a brand new building. Today, two Tyler ISD schools were dedicated. 

Teachers, students and parents say they are thrilled the new schools are a reality.   Cindy Oldham is a first grade teacher at Bell Elementary and a parent.  "It's wonderful.  We are going to have the state of the art equipment and not have to drag out overheads and things like that.  We will have a projector system put in and we can do power points and things like that and the kids just love that," said Oldham.

Her son, Hunter, is going to be in kindergarten. He took us to the reading center to show us his favorite book, "Clifford".

Hunter's kindergarten teacher, Carolyn Terrell, says she has been waiting for this new building for a long time.  She has taught at Bell Elementary for 27 years.  "I am very very excited.  I think it is long over due and I can't really wait for tomorrow to start.  It's going to help because we have lots of room and it's needed when working with kindergartners," said Terrell.

About five miles away, Ramey Elementary was also dedicated.

"It looks great in here.  I never would have thought they would get a new school and I'm glad they did it looks wonderful and it's a big improvement from the other school," said parent Althena Johnson.

"It also is a much better place for people to come and work everyday and these rooms are nice and have outstanding technology and great storage," said T.I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. David Simmons.

Dr. Simmons says in the next year and a half T.I.S.D. is planning on opening five more elementary schools. He says the district is working hard to open the schools on time and within budget. Together, Bell and Ramey Elementary cost more than $20 million.

Karolyn Davis, Reporting. kdavis@kltv.com

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