Community celebrates Pequea ES reopening

More than 200 parents, students, graduates and community members turned out Sunday to rededicate Pequea Elementary School, which is reopening this week after undergoing an $11.8 million renovation.

Matthew Stem, Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Education, addressed the overflow crowd during the Sept. 21 celebration, which included tours of the school and a picnic that featured an inflatable slide and an ice cream truck.

Pequea was closed for the 2015-2016 school year as workers completed the project, which included expanding the main lobby; adding two academic commons areas for instruction; enlarging and upgrading the kitchen; renovating the library and playground; and upgrading mechanical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and lighting systems.

The school’s exterior, classrooms and halls also were renovated, and school bus and vehicle drop-off areas were improved to increase safety. In addition, the parking lot was expanded, and natural lighting was increased throughout the building.

Thank you to all who participated in this special event!