Barack Obama Green Charter School to open in Plainfield, NJ. School will have no cafeteria or buses.
The Barack Obama Green Charter High School is slated to open soon in Plainfield, N.J. The zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a variance for educators to set up classroom at the city’s YMCA, according to the Star-Ledger. The school’s founders are touting it as the first charter school in New Jersey to implement the philosophy of the nonprofit Green Schools initiative, which advocates having a toxin-free building, with sustainable use of resources and a ban on junk food.
The 120-seat Barack Obama Green Charter High School is slated to open for ninth and tenth graders at the start of the new school year at 530 West Seventh St. It already has approval from the state Department of Education. The school will encourage students to walk or take public transportation to school and bring their own lunches. It will not have a cafeteria or school buses.