These four prototype schools were adapted from a TMP urban elementary school plan, and were funded by a $1.4 billion bond issue. Marion Law Academy, William J. Beckham Academy, Beard Elementary School and Ronald Brown Academy were the first new public schools built in Detroit in a generation. Each school accommodates 750 students and features a cafeteria, auditorium, and gym. Classrooms are equipped with several home-like amenities for young students including restrooms, drinking fountains, and coat storage areas. In addition, each school features an interactive instructional technology system that provides computers, video monitors and distance learning capabilities.