A ribbon cutting was held recently for the first completed school project funded by the school bond approved by voters last year. The project was at Highland Park Central Elementary School. Before the project, the youngest student’s classroom opened to the outdoors, thus students had to go outside to re-enter the school for music and lunch. Now those students exit their classroom into a new hallway that provides security and protecting from the elements. The new construction also provided a more aesthetically-pleasing entrance for the school. On hand for the ribbon cutting were members of the Topeka Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford, Highland Park Central Principal Kelley Norman, Mayor Larry Wolgast, Chamber President Doug Kinsinger and the Chamber Ambassadors.