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Red Oak Independent School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the grand opening of it’s new junior high school Sunday afternoon. “There are three things that made this project possible,” said Superintendent Scott Niven. “The leadership of the board of trustees, the dedication of the staff and the support of the community.” Educators and administration gathered in front of the junior high’s cafetorium to cut the ribbon and address the community gathered for the event. “We’re looking forward to an awesome year at Red Oak Junior High and all of our campuses,” said Niven. Red Oak ISD closed the old high school campus for one year, while they renovated it and reopened the campus as the new junior high school. The renovations for the new junior high were the final project of the 2007 bond. The new campus can support 1,200 seventh and eighth grade students.