Two new school buildings welcomed students Aug. 12 in Littleton Public Schools — the first in 40 years.
A new Newton Middle School building and a brand new school, Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School, both located in the west Centennial part of the district, were projects that stemmed from the bond passed by taxpayers in 2018.
“It’s always fun on the first day of school, but it’s crazy when no one has been to the school before on their first day of school,” said Teresa Burden, principal at Ford. “We had people lined up at 7:30 and doors didn’t open until 7:45. When we went out, it was like they were waiting for Disneyland.”
Ford started its school year over capacity with 660 students. It pulled enrollment from four schools: Franklin, Highland, Peabody and Lenski.
“But a lot of the kids live in the neighborhood and they were being bused to other schools because there…