South Bend, Ind. An American flag signaled the first day of school for students at Saint Jude. The school and church has been undergoing extensive renovations, and is ready for students to get into the classroom.
Renovations include new classrooms, offices and a computer lab and resource room.
The flag flown on the outside of the building was a gift from the family of Mark Snyder who passed away in 2009. Snyder served more than 20 years in the Air Force.
Those at the school say there are some changes you will see, and others that may not be immediately noticeable.
“The visible work is what you see today,” says the principal of St. Jude Stephen Donndelinger. “We also did a lot of invisible things to improve the accessibility for disabilities, air conditioning and to improve communications and security systems.”
The renovations are estimated to cost $3.7 million. $3.2 million was collected in pledges to the parish.