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Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Other Officials to Cut Ribbon On Phase I of Anacostia High School Modernization


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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, City Administrator Allen Y. Lew and Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization Acting Executive Director Ollie Harper, Jr. will cut the ribbon on Phase I of the renovated Anacostia High School in Ward 8. Phase I includes new state-of-the art technology for teachers and students to use, environmental-friendly design features, a fully renovated gymnasium building and student-created art.

WHEN: Monday, August 15, 2011
10:00 A.M.

WHERE: Anacostia Senior High School
1601 16th Street SE
Washington, DC 20020

BACKGROUND:

Anacostia Senior High School is one of several DC Public Schools facilities on which the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) has recently completed significant renovations. The office was created by the DC Education Reform Act of 2007 to undertake the construction and modernization of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) facilities and other large-scale capital projects. The office also manages all non-custodial maintenance for the school system. In just three years the OPEFM has achieved an unprecedented $1 billion in new school construction, long overdue system and safety improvements, playgrounds, athletic fields and other amenities. The cutting-edge projects have established standards that meet -- and in some cases exceed -- those of private educational institutions. By law, every modernized school must meet a minimum of Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council.