The new school will be able to bring modern amenities to students to better their education, replacing the current aging infrastructure.

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- In Springfield, Mayor Domenic Sarno was joined by several state and city officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new state-of-the-art DeBerry-Homer Elementary School.

The new school will be able to bring modern amenities to students to better their education, replacing the current aging infrastructure.

"You don't have to have a Tajmahal to be able to teach our kids and give them great opportunities for positive careers, but you have to have heart and soul in a school," said Mayor Sarno.

This singular new school will replace and combine both schools Homer and DeBerry schools built in 1898 and 1951, respectively.

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