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RUSD to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Three New Schools!


The Racine Unified School District is celebrating the groundbreaking of three new schools! Construction for the new Olympia Brown and Knapp Elementary Schools and the addition to Gifford Elementary School is just beginning. To kick it off, RUSD is hosting three groundbreaking ceremonies.

Olympia Brown Elementary School Groundbreaking
When: Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Where: At the site of the new school, 5 ½ Mile Road between Charles Street and Middle Road in Caledonia

Gifford Elementary School Groundbreaking
When: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Where: 8332 Northwestern Ave.

Knapp Elementary School Groundbreaking
When: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Where: 2701 17th St.

Earlier this year, the Board of Education approved the construction of two new schools; Olympia Brown and Knapp Elementary School and the addition to Gifford Elementary School to make it a K-8.  These new schools will be the first new schools built in RUSD in more than forty years.

The new Olympia Brown will be a science-focused elementary school. The new Knapp Elementary School will be a community school with the goal to improve student learning while building stronger families and healthy communities. Collaborating with the United Way of Racine County, the new Knapp School will be the first community school in Racine history.

These groundbreakings are open to the entire community and we encourage you to come out and help celebrate with us!