NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A new Connecticut elementary school will be named after the former President of the usa, Barack Obama.
New Haven Public Schools, administrators, civic leaders and officials gathered Thursday at Southern Connecticut State University campus to break ground on Barack H. Obama Magnet University School.
The 64,000 square foot school will serve nearly 500 students from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. This will be the place of the Strong 21st Century Communications from the School.
New Haven Superintendent Carol Birks said the district is the continuation of the former president of the “commitment to urban education.”
Officials say SCSU students get a chance to win in its class and experience at the new school.
The $45 million school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.
It is thought to be the first school in New England named in honor of President Obama.