PITTSBURG — Two more new classrooms are on their way for Westside Elementary school.

Kindergarten Teacher Stephanie White has taught at Westside for 28 years, originally teaching with a chalk board, then markerboard and now a smart screen.

White said she remembers when the last bond passed and her classroom was built.

Changes which keep students safe and enhance the learning space are thanks to the community, she said.

“I feel like this community always put kids first,” White said. “These new additions will enhance teaching.”

The classrooms at Westside are being built as part of a $31 million bond issue approved by district voters last March.

On Monday, Westside Elementary Principal Ann Lee said she is glad to break ground on the new classrooms.

“We are very thrilled,” she said. “Our community has always supported our schools … many buildings are over crowded.”

Lee said the new additions will be multipurpose, allowing for special activities — including science, technology, engineering and mathematics related activities.

Westside Second Grader Lexi Robinson helped turn the dirt during the groundbreaking.

She said the new classrooms will be “awesome.”

“We can stay safe,” she said.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.