Foxborough Regional Charter School Opens New Elementary Building with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Foxborough Regional Charter School  Opens New Elementary Building with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  

Foxborough Regional Charter School kicks off its 20th year with the opening of a new elementary school building! A symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday with local and state officials, community partners, the school’s Board of Trustees, staff, parents and students in attendance. The school opened in 1998 with 562 students in grades K-8 and 40 staff members and will grow to nearly 1,700 students in grades K-12 and 200 faculty and staff over the next year. Along with the facility expansion, the school gained state approval for 400 additional seats to address strong demand for the school.

Dr. Mark Logan, the school superintendent remarked that “we have grown in every imaginable way over the years and I am so proud, along with so many others to have played a role in developing this dynamic and diverse learning environment. We are known for strong educational programming; not just in the classroom with academic rigor, but with our rich partnerships with businesses and community organizations, our nationally commended world languages program and sister school experiences across the globe, and meaningful and integrated service and leadership opportunities.  With this expansion, we can strengthen existing programming while undertaking new and exciting initiatives to provide even more opportunities for all children.”

The new elementary building is located adjacent to the existing campus with a new internal connector road for access between buildings. The school will now have two points of entry and exit and a longer inner loop which will reduce congestion on route 140 at peak times during the day. Families with students in multiple buildings will be able to access them all on the one property. Programmatically, the expansion of the campus will enable the school to create separate identities for elementary, middle and high school grade levels, while still maintaining its K-12 community.

“Mark’s leadership in making the completion of the elementary school renovation a priority in time for school to start is just the type of leader he is,” said Lori Rudd, Board Chair. “Keeping the train on track, and moving forward on schedule, was not an easiest task, but Mark- true to his dedication and perseverance, made sure that the renovation was completed for the new school year.  It’s a testament to his focus on the needs of students, teachers, and families.”

Foxborough Regional Charter School is a unique public K-12, college preparatory, community of learning.   Expectations of academic achievement are high, a solid commitment to serving others is valued and integrated into the daily curriculum, and leadership opportunities are woven into every corner of the foundation.  FRCS challenges teachers and families to work in partnership in order to ensure all students are prepared with college readiness and 21st Century skills upon graduation.

This fall, the school will enroll 1,500 students from 20 neighboring communities that make up the regional district including Attleboro, Avon, Brockton, Canton, Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, West Bridgewater, and Wrentham.

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