By Julie Lorenz
On Sept. 25, Redwood Adventist Academy held its groundbreaking ceremony for phases one and two of its new facility. Since the Tubbs Fire destroyed the school in 2017—and before the current pandemic—classes met in temporary buildings installed on the campus.
The goal is to have the multipurpose gym and the administration building completed before the beginning of next school year. “Breaking ground gives us hope,” said Principal Shaun Lazarus. “A brighter future awaits us.”
Those in attendance included school families and local pastors, as well as members of the school board, the school foundation, the Pacific Union Conference, the NCC, local government, and the local chamber of commerce—which the school recently joined. “My goal is for us to network in our community so people will recognize our school and what we stand for,” said Lazarus.
As of November, teachers and their K-8 students were meeting online until they receive the go-ahead from Sonoma County to return to their classrooms.