Beavercreek’s newest classroom: a plane

FedEx Boeing 727 (FedEx photo)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A Boeing 727 donated by FedEx is on its way to becoming an aviation classroom for students in southwestern Ohio.

The Beavercreek City Schools board on Monday will meet to accept the gift as a science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) classroom for use by schools in the Dayton area.

Project spokeswoman Debbie Alberico says the jet will land on Nov. 20 at Dayton International Airport. It will be housed there and renovated into a classroom before moving to Wright State University.

The airport, Wright State and Clark State Community College are partnering with the district in the project funded through sponsorships, grants and private donations.

It will provide training for middle school, high school and post-secondary students in aviation and aerospace and also be used for elementary students.

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