North Adams Takes First Step in Greylock School Project
The building project for Greylock School put on hold earlier this year was restarted Tuesday with the first meeting of the appointed School Building Committee.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority invited the city into the eligibility stage last December and there were plans for the building committee to begin its work by spring. But this was cut short by the arrival of the novel coronavirus and the process was put on hold.
The constitution of the School Building Committee is the next step and Bernard noted this will be a multiphase process and is not expected that everyone will be continuing through entire project, if there is one. The city's last school renovation project, Colegrove Park Elementary School, saw a bit of turnover from the committee's formation to dissolution.
Greylock Principal Sandra Cote said not much has been done to the school since an addition nearly 60 years ago. Greylock had been put forward as part of the school project a decade ago in a bid to have MSBA fund two schools — Greylock and what was then the closed Conte Middle School. The state rejected that idea and the School Building Committee voted to move forward with the $30 million Conte renovation and close Sullivan School rather than build one large school at Greylock.
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