A grand opening celebration for Binghamton's MacArthur Elementary School will provide residents with an opportunity to tour the new facility.


Some MacArthur students walk, some take the bus and some use alternative modes of transportation. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

The school complex was constructed to replace the Vestal Avenue building which was wrecked by the 2011 flood.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Those attending the event then will be able to walk through the school.

Students in grades three through five began attending classes in the new school on November 30. Children in kindergarten through second grade started classes at the site on January 4.

The construction project was budgeted at $80 million. School district officials say the actual cost of the 130,000-square-foot facility was slightly lower than what had been projected.

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