The education center at the Aston campus of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit has expanded and modernized, writes Kevin Tustin for the Delaware County News Network.
The center now has two new wings of classrooms, therapeutic rooms, conference and meeting space, a new gym, playgrounds and upgrade, state-of-the-art career and technical education labs and classrooms.
The expansion was eight years in the making. The $50.2 million construction project doubled the campus square feet from 60,000 to 120,000 and bumped the number of classrooms from 12 to 44.
It now houses early childhood education, career and technical education and special education programs.
Approximately 550 career and technical education student, 100 special education students and 232 Head Start and early childhood intervention students will be housed at the center this year.
“The concept was a multi-campus that had early childhood education, special education, and career technical school all on one campus,” said DCIU Executive Director Maria Edelberg, Ed.D. “The real goal was we wanted to better serve all of our children here in Delaware County.”
The DCIU board OK’d the project in June 2013. Ground broke for the project in June 2017.
Read more about the expanded DCIU facility here.