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

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 31, 2017

CONTACT:

LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; latoya.foster

jackie.stanley

Michelle Lerner (DCPS) – (202) 805-2885; michelle.lerner

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

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On September 1, at 4:00 p.m., 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 4:00 p.m.

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 press. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.

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Social Media:

Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser

Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser

Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser

Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov

Phillip McAuley Jr, MPA
Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services
Executive Office of the Mayor Muriel Bowser
John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-436-2087 Cell
phillip.mcauley@dc.gov

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