(WJAR) — Providence city leaders gathered at Frank Spaziano Elementary School on Wednesday to announce the reconstruction of the school’s annex and the construction of a new building this summer.
The $44 million renovation project will feature classrooms for Pre-K through fifth grade, art and STEM rooms, a cafeteria, special education classrooms, and outdoor play areas.
“Together with the community, we have created an ambitious five-year School Capital Plan for up to $278 million in improvements, the largest investment approved by the state for a district in history, to support innovative learning environments with learning communities for fitness, arts, and science,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “I am excited to join partners today as we break ground on a brand-new school building where Providence children can succeed from cradle to career.”
The building will be four levels and span 85,000 square feet with a student capacity of 684 people.
“Building safe, new schools, is simply good government,” said Council President John Igliozzi. “This brand-new building replaces a school built in 1950 and will serve as a reminder that we continue to value education in Silver Lake and across Providence. I hope we create a positive learning environment here for generations of children.”
O&G Industries will be in charge of the construction, which is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2023.
“To transform Providence Public Schools into the district our students and families deserve, we must provide modern learning environments that support student success,” said Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez. “The transformation at the Spaziano Elementary School Annex is an exciting look at the future of PPSD, and we are both proud and excited to work with the City of Providence, the City Council, RIDE, and all stakeholders to move important projects like this forward for our students.”
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