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Posted August 7, 2015

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APS Joins RFK Charter in Celebration of New Facilities

School recently completed a new multi-purpose facility, auto body shop

Albuquerque Public Schools joined the students and staff of Robert F. Kennedy Charter School in Albuquerque’s South Valley in celebrating the opening of a newly constructed multi-purpose facility that includes a gym and a new auto shop.

    The $5.75 million project was paid for with bonds approved in the 2010 APS Capital Projects election and represents the district’s commitment to assuring that all public school students in Albuquerque have access to the best learning facilities.

    “The district currently has more than $34 million allocated in its Capital Master Plan to design and construct charter schools and to-date has spent some $14 million to acquire and refurbish existing charter school facilities,” said APS Superintendent Dr. Luis Valentino.

    “So it is with great pleasure that I join the students, parents and staff of RFK in opening this expanded facility,” Valentino added.

    The two new buildings total 10,377 square feet. The multi-purpose facility houses a multimedia center, gym and community meeting space. The auto body shop includes two classrooms with shop bays and a painting booth, as well as a tool closet and restrooms.

    RFK has about 230 students in grades 9-12.

    “With its focus on the learning needs of non-traditional students, who may previously have been at risk of dropping out of school, RFK demonstrates what can be done in partnership with the Albuquerque Public Schools to assure that all students are successful,” Valentino said.

    The buildings were designed by DWL Architects and Anchor Built was the general contractor.

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