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South LA Catholic school celebrates back-to-school campus facelift

Representatives, school officials cut the Ribbon during the Ribbon Ceremony

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini School in South Los Angeles celebrated the culmination of a $1.5 million campus renovation with a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 30, complete with a blessing and dedication by regional Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark.

The upgrade for the school, built in 1951, goes far beyond paint and landscaping. For a new air-conditioning system, an overhaul of the electrical system was necessary. Classrooms not only have new flooring but emergency windows in each door. The four student restrooms were enhanced to be more efficient as well as safer. Teachers also have an updated lounge and restroom, as well as a new public-address system.

The renovation work began last March, just as schools were transitioning to distance learning amid the coronavirus shutdown.

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