PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lt. Governor and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno visited Plainfield Public Schools' Center for Innovation and Technology on Friday.

Guadagno joined Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools Anna Belin-Pyles, Plainfield Board of Education Members and Board President Wilma G. Campbell, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D), Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Sergio Granados and other guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The recently acquired property at 1800 W. Front St. will be used to expand current programs and for the creation of a center that will focus on math, science and technology. The location was recently acquired by the district from the Schools Development Authority, formerly known as the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation.

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“The acquisition of this wonderful facility is extremely important to our district. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our students additional resources,” said Superintendent Belin-Pyles. “We have plans to expand our STEAM Programs and we looking towards the future in developing an academy where we will be able to train our district’s students in 21st century careers.

“We want to prepare our students so they will be able to go into fields that require a strong academic background, problem solving, and a broader set of learning skills that will enable them to prepare for the future.”

The new center will become the innovation and technology hub for the district.