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Upton Tours WoodsEdge

Upton tours WoodsEdge Learning Center

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency Superintendent Ron Fuller, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Laurie Montgomery and WoodsEdge Learning Center speech therapist Sarah Vomastek discuss WoodsEdge programs with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, who toured the center Wednesday. WoodsEdge is the first special education facility in the nation to earn LEED Gold Certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The center, which opened in the fall of 2010, serves about 200 Kalamazoo County students with autism spectrum disorders or severe cognitive and physical impairments. It is one of two projects funded by a $25.4 million bond issue approved by county voters in 2007. That bond included $6.9 million to renovate the old Croyden Avenue School, now called West Campus.