Ribbon cutting at Bayou View Middle School

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Parents and members of the Gulfport community can rest a little bit easier now knowing students at Bayou View Middle School are safe and sound in their updated building.

This morning officials at BVMS held a ribbon cutting to show off the safety improvements made to the school. The building previously had around 20 openings into the school. They have now cut that down to three entrances. They have also placed a fence line around the school.

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In addition to those safety features, four new classrooms were added to the school along with new front offices. Bayou View Middle Principal Jonathan Dill said, “You see so many things in the news today with issues of students going into schools with different corridors. Now there is literally three entrances to our school, two of them are locked all day long and there is one way for parents to enter and when we do have events at night in the auditorium and the gym, those doors are open, but they are manned at all times. So, to have one entrance for everyone to come in during the day has been a great factor for everyone. ”

These renovations were paid for with a bond from several years ago.