New Taft High School dedicated

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Public Schools hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School on Thursday.

The $18.4-million state-of-the-art Community Learning Center is designed to serve students, families and community members both during and beyond the traditional school day.

Student participation included reflections, as well as vocal and jazz performances. Cincinnati Bell President and CEO Jack Cassidy was also on hand.

The school, which serves students in grades 9-12, was redesigned and rebuilt into a new facility for 600 students on its original campus in the West End.

The new 103,000-square foot, three-story building includes sustainable design features, including ceiling-to-floor windows, nine computer labs and wireless capability throughout. The new Taft features a green roof of more than 31,000 square feet of live plant trays – the largest of its kind in the Tristate region.

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