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Paramount Schools receives $3M to open new facilities

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Paramount Schools has received a $3 million gift that will allow them to open new school facilities in South Bend and Lafayette.

They have four schools in Indianapolis.

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott provided the gift. According to a news release, opening more facilities will allow them to reach nearly 1,000 more students.

News 8 spoke with Tommy Reddicks, the chief executive officer of Paramount Schools. He discussed how the money will benefit the schools, students, and staff.

“I think we want to take opinions in from our staff, let their voices be heard, and make some internal decisions of how we can celebrate everybody and how we got here,” Reddicks said.