In addition to a new atrium at the facility, there were office renovations and additional classrooms built at William Chrisman High School.

The details

In November 2009, voters in the Independence School District approved an $85 million bond issue. Funding from the bond will go toward the construction of two new elementary schools and has also funded renovations at elementary and high school buildings through the district. One of those projects is William Chrisman High School. In addition to a new atrium at the facility, there are office renovations and additional classrooms.

The progress

Work on William Chrisman is now completed. Students, staff, administrators and the community celebrated Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the school. Along with principal Mike Becker, who expressed his thanks to all of those involved, John Davidson, superintendent J.E. Dunn, board of education member and former William Chrisman teacher Ken Johnston, Independence Superintendent Jim Hinson and senior Nick Richardson spoke at the event.

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