LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)--Burley Primary Students sang their school song at the dedication ceremony Wednesday morning.
The multi-million dollar facility is named for Ecomet Burley, Sr., a former Lufkin school principal.
"It means so much that my dad is memorialized in this way, but I think it also means a whole lot for the people who worked with him and encouraged him," said Hansel Burley, the son of Ecomet Burley, Sr.
A portrait of Ecomet Burley was also unveiled; it will hang in the school's foyer. The building was part of the Lufkin ISD bond election.
Students moved into the new school from Slack Elementary after the Christmas holidays.