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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on the Modernization of Calvin Coolidge Senior High School

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on the Modernization of Calvin Coolidge Senior High School

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On September 1, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will break ground on the modernization of Calvin Coolidge Senior High School in Ward 4. The $163 million modernization project will include upgrades to the Frank Williams Center; high-quality sound systems and lighting in the auditorium; installation of new windows, electrical and HVAC systems; and two new atriums with skylights, which will be designated for arts and dining needs. The modernization project will also include the construction of a new middle school in Ward 4. 

This year, Coolidge launched the Health Sciences Career Academy to develop a pipeline of students with the skills and experiences they need to pursue health-related degrees and professions. Students will have access to rigorous health and science courses, college tours and other trips to gain hands-on experience in the field, and academic support. The renovation of Coolidge will include state-of-the-art spaces for the Health Sciences Career Academy and mass media program.

As part of her work to accelerate education reform, Mayor Bowser invested $1.74 billion in public education, an increase of $121 million over last year’s budget and the largest investment ever in Washington, DC. Earlier this month, Mayor Bowser announced a tentative agreement with the Washington Teachers Union that would add $110.5 million to DC public schools and $92.6 million to public charter schools in FY2017 – FY2021.  

WHEN: 
Friday, September 1, at 4 pm

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Brandon Todd, Ward 4
Antwan Wilson, Chancellor, DC Public Schools
Greer Gillis, Director, Department of General Services 

WHERE:
Calvin Coolidge Senior High School
6315 5th Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Takoma Park Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.