Students new and old attend Burroughs rededication
On Sept. 28, Columbus City Schools celebrated the rededication of the historic Burroughs Elementary School, 551 Richardson Ave.
This building, originally built in 1921, has been renovated and rewired with state-of-the-art technology as well as environmentally friendly and safety features. The $13.9 million renovation brought the facility up to date with 22 classrooms and a student capacity of 550.
“Buildings like Burroughs are historically significant and remind people that school is a special place where important things happen...students at Burroughs are learning in an environment that allows them to focus on becoming highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community,” said Gary Baker, II, CCS Board of Education member and Westside resident.
This is part of the second segment of the Facilities Master Plan which has been financed through passage of a 2002 bond issue. In 2001, the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) assessed every school in the district and determined all schools need to be modernized.
Accoording to the district’s Web site, 34 schools in segments one and two of the facilities master plan have, or will have been completed by December 2009.