Clovis Unified students head back to school

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Thousands of students are heading back to school in Clovis Unified on Monday. (KFSN)

Thousands of students are heading back to school in Clovis Unified on Monday.

Students at several schools across the district will have new teachers and they'll also see some new construction.

The Clovis Unified School District (CUSD) is expecting almost 42,000 students enrolled this year -- which is the largest student enrollment ever since they continue to grow by several hundred students every year. The district is now the 16th largest in California.

Clark Intermediate was built originally in the 1940s to provide a home to the growing Clovis Union High School, over the years it has been periodically updated but the original 1940s/1950s administration and classroom building was in need of replacement. The project included a reorganization of play fields (baseball, softball, soccer), re-location of basketball and tennis courts, new two story administration/classroom building, new site work and landscaping abound new building, and new pool renovation.

CUSD spent approximately $2,771,155 on Phase I and $13,064,016 on Phase II for Clark Intermediate.

Clovis police have increased their presence around schools as the new semester begins. Police are reminding parents dropping of their kids to be extra careful and warn bicyclists as well as drivers. They say any student who is not wearing a helmet while riding a bike will get a citation.

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