Mayor Daley Breaks Ground on New Back-of-the-Yards High School

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education Mayor Richard M. Daley, Alderman Cardenas and other community representatives participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Back of the Yards High School located at 2111 W. 47th Street in the New City community on the City’s southwest side, on Tuesday, April 26. “These groundbreakings reflect our ongoing commitment to build and improve schools all across Chicago,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley. “Our goal is to make every neighborhood school a high quality school that a parent wants to send their child to because it offers our students a great opportunity for a solid education.” The planning, design and construction of the new high school is being managed by the PBC on behalf of the Chicago Public Schools. Construction is scheduled to begin in Summer 2011 and the new school is projected to be complete and open for students in Fall 2013. The school implements the new Urban Model High School prototype developed by the PBC on behalf of the Chicago Public Schools. The prototype design features steel frame and masonry construction and accommodates at least 1,200 students.

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