October 25, 2021

Aitken Elementary School Opens to the Public

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On Saturday, Aitken Elementary School held an Open House to allow parents and students to tour the new wing, which features 10 classrooms and seven bathrooms.

There is also a new preschool playground outside, along with an outdoor classroom, and a maker space inside as one of the ten classrooms (a modern-day computer learning lab).  

Seekonk School Superintendent Rich Drolet said the additional classrooms were needed to decrease class sizes.

State Rep. Steven Howitt, R-Seekonk, spoke at the ceremony, along with Drolet, school committee chair Kim Sluter, Aitken Elementary School Principal John Haidemenos, and Jackie Proulx, chair of the Aitken Expansion Building Committee.

“This is a celebration for the entire community and really an example of what community support looks like,” Sluter said.

Voters approved $10.5 million at a 2019 town meeting for the project, which was completed last June.

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