By Mina Corpuz

GROTON -- The Groton Community School is launching its first capital campaign to raise funds to expand and renovate the school.

Pursuing the Forward Motion campaign will help the school grow and serve families and students in the community.

Improvements planned for the school's 33-year-old building include larger classrooms, a children's library and technology center, conference rooms, and a multipurpose rooms, said Debbie MacDonald, co-chair of the campaign, in a news release.

The Groton School, which has been around since 1945, is a private early education center for children 2-years-old through kindergarten.

State Rep. Sheila Harrington, who represents Groton, said the school has been a pillar in the community for many years.

"We are so fortunate to have a program that cares so deeply about children, families, and the future, right in our own backyard," she said.