Officials broke ground for Natomas' first new school in seven years Monday afternoon. The plot of land sitting on Prosper and Gloster Ways will be the new home of the STAR Academy, a Natomas Charter School.
The existing STAR Academy occupied a warehouse. It has a years long waitlist and couldn't expand until now that the building moratorium has been lifted.
"We've had since the opening a lot of interest in our school, but it has curbed growth because it has limited how many students we can actually accept," said Ting Sun, executive director of Natomas Charter School.