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Special education classroom gets makeover thanks to businesses

Special education classroom gets makeover thanks to businesses
Posted on 07/11/2019

A Pembroke Elementary School classroom used to support students with disabilities is getting an estimated $100,000 makeover thanks to a partnership between Virginia Beach City Public Schools, First Atlantic Restoration's Give First foundation and the Home Depot. The classroom set up helps students to master independent, daily living skills such as cooking and other household tasks. Demolition begins July 15 with scheduled completion Aug. 15.

"Students are in here at least once a week for cooking, but we want to make it more than that," according to Pembroke Elementary School Principal Dr. Linda Hayes. "We want to make it more of a center where students are taught skills that will enhance daily living."

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