Worries About New Adams School Project
The Adams Selectmen are hesitant to support another new school building project on the campus of Hoosac Valley High School.
iBerkshires.com reports the board members were updated at Tuesday's workshop meeting on the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District's statement of interest submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
The school district's SOI related to the needs at what is now Hoosac Valley Elementary School on Commercial Street.
There was some uncertainty on the board's part that building a new elementary school would be the best solution.
Earlier this year, the district submitted an SOI, as most districts typically do each year. However, this time the district was accepted into the first round of reviews being made by MSBA representatives.
They will tour the former C.T. Plunkett school later this month and conduct a senior study to gather information about the condition of the building and the need, if any, for an MSBA-led project.
The SOI must include different options and the district submitted a renovation of Hoosac Valley Elementary or a new-build project.
The Selectmen did not necessarily believe a new building would be the best answer for the school district or the town.