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Friday, May 16: Paakuma’ K–8 School Groundbreaking

Paakuma’ K–8 School Groundbreaking Marks End of Successful Campus Building Program

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino City Unified School District will break ground on its 15th and final new campus on May 16, capping an aggressive construction campaign that started in 2004. Paakuma’ K–8 School, named for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ revered leader Santos Manuel, will break ground at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16 at the campus, located at 17875 Sycamore Creek Loop Parkway near Devore. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will feature a blessing and bird songs by San Manuel Tribal Member and Santos Manuel’s great-great-grandson Paakuma’ Tawinat and Kim Marcus, member of the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians. Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena, great-great-granddaughter of Santos Manuel, will also speak during the ceremony. For more information about or to RSVP for the Paakuma’ K–8 School groundbreaking ceremony, please call the District’s Communications/Community Relations Departmentat (909) 381-1250.

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