21st Century School Buildings Program Hosts Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Three Schools

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21st Century School Buildings Program Hosts Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Three Schools
Together with our program partners, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore City, and the IAC, the Maryland Stadium Authority has now delivered 23 of 28 modernized school buildings on-time and on-budget. 

What:   
State, city and community leaders will gather with Baltimore City Public Schools representatives to celebrate a combined ribbon cutting for the Program’s newest buildings:

•             Billie Holiday Elementary School (formerly James Mosher)
•             Katherine Johnson Global Academy (formerly Calverton)
•             Robert W. Coleman Elementary School

Remarks and the ribbon cutting will take place inside Katherine Johnson Global Academy. In accordance with City of Baltimore COVID-19 regulations, access will be restricted to invited attendees only. The event will be livestreamed on City Schools’ Facebook page, include a video of the new buildings, and be available on-demand.

When:  
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Where: 
Katherine Johnson Global Academy (formerly Calverton EMS); 1100 Whitmore Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216.
Event will also be livestreamed via City Schools’ social media platforms.

Who:    
Scheduled to participate: Brandon Scott, Mayor, Baltimore City; Nick Mosby, City Council President, Baltimore; Thomas Kelso Board Chair, Maryland Stadium Authority; Jamie Bridges, Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction; Johnette Richardson, Chair, Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners; Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO Baltimore City Public Schools; Denisha Logan, Billie Holiday Principal; Alzata Spencer, Katherine Johnson Global Academy Principal; Carlillian Thompson, Robert W. Coleman Principal; Merci Lineberger, Billie Holiday Student; Raychelle Gee, Katherine Johnson Global Academy Student; and Yaminah Jefferson, Robert W. Coleman Student.

Building Modernization Facts

The buildings are Wi-Fi enabled and include these environmental, technological, and learning features:

New floor plans that have flexible and adaptable educational spaces, including collaborative learning areas, open and well-lit classroom spaces, large and accessible core support areas, outdoor play areas, learning areas, and play fields.

Classrooms equipped with either short-throw projectors or interactive displays that allow for various inputs such as computers, document cameras, and USB devices; and sound enhancement systems that include wearable microphones for instructors, handheld microphones for students and guests, and which can also be integrated with hearing impaired devices.

High-efficiency systems and infrastructure.

Low-flow fixtures in bathrooms to achieve water savings.

LED light fixtures throughout the building.

21st Century School Buildings Program Background

The 21st Century School Buildings Program creates inspiring educational environments for Baltimore City’s public school students and recreational facilities for communities for generations to come. The program is a partnership between the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA), Baltimore City Public Schools, the City of Baltimore, and the Interagency Commission on Public School Construction (IAC). In addition to Billie Holiday Elementary School, Katherine Johnson Global Academy, and Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, 18 other school buildings have been renovated, expanded and/or replaced in recent years: Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School, Frederick Elementary School, Wildwood Elementary/Middle School, Dorothy I. Height Elementary School, Arundel Elementary, Arlington Elementary School, The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School, Forest Park High School, Pimlico Elementary/Middle School, the Academy for College and Career Exploration and Independence School (in the Robert Poole Building), the Lake Clifton Park Building, John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School, Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School, Mary E. Rodman Elementary School, Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School and Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle School (in Walter P. Carter Elementary School Building), Medfield Heights Elementary School, Harford Heights Elementary School and Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary/Middle School (in Harford Heights Elementary School Building).

For more information, visit www.baltimore21stcenturyschools.org

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