Westlake City School District Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Elementary School Building

The Westlake City School District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the construction project for the new elementary school building on Sept. 25. The event will begin at 5 p.m.

The new building will serve Pre-K through fourth-grade students. It is set to open for the 2019-2020 school year.

“We are excited to begin the next chapter in our district’s history of delivering educational excellence,” said Superintendent Scott Goggin. “This new state-of-the-art facility will enable us to provide our students with the resources they need to thrive in a top-notch learning environment.”

The event will include a symbolic turning of the dirt by the Citizens For Westlake Schools campaign team, Superintendent Scott Goggin, Board of Education members, Mayor Dennis Clough, City Council members, elementary school principals and staff representatives and elementary school students.

The event will also include remarks by the Board of Education, Citizens For Westlake Schools Campaign Director Jenn Frey, Mayor Clough and Westlake students. There will be performances from the elementary choir.

The groundbreaking ceremony initiates phase two of the Westlake City Schools Master Facilities Plan.

“This project was made possible thanks to the commitment of the Board of Education and the efforts of the Citizens For Westlake Schools Campaign Committee,” said Goggin. “We thank the Westlake community for supporting our pursuit of excellence for all Westlake students.”

Parking is available across the street at Westlake United Methodist Church (27650 Center Ridge Road). Limited parking also may be available at Westlake Porter Public Library.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, community members are invited to attend the Board of Education meeting at the Westlake Porter Public Library.

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