Rockford’s new high tech elementary school set to open next week

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — On Thursday, residents got a chance to tour the new $17 million Constance Lane Elementary.

The school has state-of-the-art technology and an open floor plan.

All classrooms have a smartboard and computers or iPads for each students.

The school is named after the first black teacher hired by the Rockford Public School District in 1954.

“We are just so proud to have a Rockford hero that we can name a school after,” Superintendent Ehren Jarrett said Thursday. “Every day when our students walk in to these halls they’re going to know… they’re going to see the mural, they’re going to see the name and they’re going to know they can aspire to do great things just like Constance Lane did.”

The school’s first day of classes will be September 3rd.

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