MADERA – On what would have been her 83rd birthday, community volunteer Virginia Lee Rose was honored yesterday by the Madera Unified School District with a ribbon cutting for the school that bears her name. Dignitaries from the district, city of Madera, local politicians and the honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars filled the outdoor amphitheater with all of the students of the school to witness the opening..
Virginia Lee Rose Elementary is a $32 million facility. The school is designed to accommodate up to 850 students and has been paid through funds from the passage of Measure U. Before the ribbon cutting there was a thirty-minute Knights of the Rose school parade where students walked around campus with artwork they created for the event.