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Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito to Join Ribbon Cutting at Springfield Prep Charter School Today

SPRINGFIELD — Today, Sept. 23, Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join Springfield Prep Charter School students, families, faculty, and partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site of its newly renovated facility in Springfield.

The $20.4 million project will serve nearly 500 students each year from throughout the city of Springfield. The new, 50,000-square-foot location offers students and faculty access to facilities that support a college-preparatory curriculum, including classrooms designed for its unique two-teacher model, breakout rooms for small-group instruction, a full gymnasium with a stage for performances, and dedicated science, art, and dance rooms.

Baker and Polito will tour the school at 12:30 p.m. with a small group of school leaders and students. The formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a keynote address from Baker, followed by remarks from Polito. Addresses from the executive director, a student, a faculty member, and a board member will follow.

The school is located at 2071 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield. Parking is available in the school’s main parking lot (enter from Memorial Drive). The event will be held outdoors or in the school’s gymnasium in the event of rain. Masks will be required for all attendees, and seating will be spaced to allow for social distancing between attendees.