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Hoeksema said the school board will decide in the next few months what to do with the space the seventh- and eighth-graders vacated.
Davidson said they are looking at expanding the program offerings for kindergarten and preschool students and expanding that area and pushing the fifth- and sixth-graders into the old wing, with some modifications, such as making classrooms larger and creating educational services rooms that are conducive to small group work.
The project came in under budget and ahead of schedule, Davidson said. The project budget was $16 million, and the school received about $11.5 million from as many as 25 major donors, with the balance coming from about 650 families, he said.
"Our community really rallied behind it," Davidson said.
He said, however, the only "thank-you" they gave at the grand opening was to God.
"As a Christian school, as a faith-based school, we are of the conviction that God orchestrated all of this, brought this group of people together at the same time in our school's history to accomplish something extraordinary, and it's our desire that he would get the glory and the recognition," he said.