Pawtucket School Committee tours Winters Elementary

This is an image of Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket. (WLNE)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Members of the Pawtucket School Committee toured the new Henry J. Winters Elementary School on Sunday.

Committee members got to see the school’s classrooms with new electronic boards for students to learn from, cafeteria with a stage that will serve as an auditorium, and shared learning spaces.

Sunday’s tour came after the new school’s rocky start to the school year, which has caused students to already have missed five days of classes.

The new school had to open its doors for the new year six days later than expected because of a fire alarm backup battery “malfunction.”

Earlier this week, students again had to be out of the classroom for two more days. This time, the school district said that the cause was that an “outside machine operator hit a buried grounding wire causing a power outage.”

Nearly 500 students are enrolled at the new Winter’s Elementary.

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