The Fillmore Elementary School family hosted a ribbon cutting and open house prior to the school’s annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 19, 2015. The project was completed at a cost of approximately $7 million and added approximately 12,950 sq. ft. to the school. Six classrooms were added and existing classrooms were renovated to move them from an average of 640 sq. ft. to an average of 970 sq. ft. which conforms with district standards. One classroom has been designated as a Pre-K classroom. All of the slots for the on-site Pre-K program were filled by neighborhood families before the start of the school year and the school has a waiting list for this program. Improvements in the HVAC system were done to increase energy efficiency and comfort. Fillmore is now one of two schools in the District using solar panels to provide a portion of their energy needs. Other features of the project include the addition of a large multi-purpose room which also serves as a cafeteria and a parking lot that has nearly doubled in size. The project was paid for by SAVE funds (Secure An Advanced Vision for Education) which is also known as the State Penny Sales Tax.