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Ken-Ton Schools break ground on new capital project; announces full-day pre-K option

The $75 million project includes maintenance to school buildings, additions to several elementary schools, and a multi-sport turf field at Kenmore East High School.

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. — The Ken-Ton school district held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new capital project.

The $75 million project includes maintenance to school buildings, additions to several elementary schools, and a multi-sport turf field at Kenmore East High School.

The district says the project was made necessary by a surge in families moving into the district in the past few years.

"Our long-term enrollment projections, which are based on a variety of factors including live birth rates and population trends, tell a much different story than they did in the past. District enrollment is not projected to decline. It is projected to grow by an average of 1.2% each year through the year 2030," Superintendent Sabatino Cimato said.

Ken-Ton schools also announced that its free, universal Pre-K programming would expand to offer both full-day and half-day options beginning in September.

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