NEW AND IMPROVED – Marking the official re-opening of the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts – following a two-year, $47.1 million project that essentially doubled the school’s size – New Brunswick Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Named in honor of Paul Robeson, the renowned actor, concert musician, and political activist who was born and raised in New Jersey, the school now has an additional 60,000 square feet of classrooms, science rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. In addition, the project featured the incorporation of multiple, new technology capabilities.
The event was attended by various New Brunswick Public Schools board members and administrators, as well as local community leaders, including New Brunswick’s mayor, James Cahill; Dr. Dale Caldwell, board of education president; and Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent of schools.
Following (see direct links) are photos from today’s Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts re-opening event.
Representatives of New Brunswick Public Schools and the New Jersey School Development Authority (SDA), along with community and local government leaders – including New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill and Assemblyman Joseph Egan – gathered yesterday to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking for a two-year construction project at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts. Upon completion in 2018, the school’s existing 59,400 square feet of space will be renovated, while a 60,000-square-foot, three-story addition will include 30 new classrooms and a new multi-purpose room. With construction underway, the school’s students are attending classes at an alternate school facility within the district.
The SDA is both managing and funding the construction, which has a projected cost of $47 million. To date, the SDA has invested approximately $270 million in completed New Brunswick school district projects.