When classes begin at Buchanan Elementary School this August, students and teachers will walk into 16 new classrooms, new art and music rooms and cafeteria, and a spacious new gym. The addition to the Southwest Side school is part of the $175 million bond approved by Grand Rapids voters in 2015.
It was graduation day, and Jama Jafari Jama was in a bind. City High School commencement was that evening at Fountain Street Church. But first he had a race to run – the 800 meters in a regional track qualifier in Grand Haven.
There was no way he was missing the race, or the commencement.
The Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services Department will provide USDA funded summer meals in locations throughout the city.