WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) cheered today’s groundbreaking of the New Boston Local School District’s new building on Lakeview Avenue.  The facility will serve grades K-12 and provide new classroom space for all 473 district students.  A representative from Brown’s office attended today’s event.

“This groundbreaking is a major accomplishment for the Village of New Boston,” Brown said.  “As the village’s first new school building in almost 100 years, this facility will provide children with a modern environment that encourages learning and supports student development.  New computers and digital learning devices will give students the opportunity to interact with technology and develop the necessary skills to thrive in the 21st century.”

In 2009, Sen. Brown worked on behalf of the New Boston Local School District to resolve a delay with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This intervention enabled the approval of a waiver that would allow the school district to lease bandwidth to Sprint Nextel.  The deal, which will provide $2 million to the school district over the next 30 years, paid for new computers and smartboards that will be installed in the new facilities. 

The school’s opening is scheduled for August 2012.