21st Century Schools for Our Children: Delivering on the Promise!
Please join us for a celebration of the 21st Century School Buildings Program on Wednesday, August 23rd, 10:30am – 12:00pm, at the newly constructed Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School (2710 E. Hoffman Street, Baltimore, MD 21213). This event will also include the new Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School’s official ribbon cutting. ARRIVE EARLY- The Ribbon Cutting will follow the program welcoming beginning at 10:30am sharp. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL! RSVP HERE!
Background: The 21st Century School Construction and Revitalization Program, a partnership between the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA), Baltimore City Public Schools, The City of Baltimore, and the Interagency Committee on Public School Construction (IAC), is celebrating the progress being made in modernizing schools for Baltimore's students and bringing together neighborhoods and community services Two schools, Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School and Frederick Elementary School open this fall. Seven other school buildings are under construction and several others are in planning. This event is being held to recognize all program stakeholders and the tremendous milestone reached by the opening of these first two schools.
Speakers: City Schools Students, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Mayor Catherine Pugh, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, IAC Executive Director Bob Gorrell, MSA Chairman Thomas Kelso, City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises and Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners Chair Cheryl Casciani.
10:30am-10:50am: Opening Remarks, Block Grant Initiative Story and Ft. Worthington Ribbon Cutting (This portion will take place directly outside of the school’s main entrance on Hoffman Street)
10:50am-11:30am: 21st Century Plan into Action, the Community and Academics (indoors)
11:30am-12:00pm: Tours and Photo Opportunities (tour will be offered beyond noon)
Parking: We highly suggest that guests carpool to the event. Street parking will be available surrounding the school site.
Contacts: If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Karen Summerville, 21st Century School Buildings Program Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org , (443) 642-4600 or Rachelina Bonacci, Maryland Stadium Authority Public Information Officer email@example.com , (410) 223-4136. www.baltimore21stcenturyschools.org