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Meetings will help refine construction plans


CMSD has scheduled seven community meetings, starting Tuesday, that will help refine plans for school construction projects.

The District plans to build 20 to 22 schools and remodel 20 to 23 with the help of a $200 million bond issue voters approved in November. The state will contribute more than $2 for every $1 the District spends on new construction.

CMSD sought extensive community input on its plans before and after the election and is continuing to talk with the public about the details of some projects. For example, in some cases discussion involves the question of whether to build, remodel or pursue a combination of the two.

Most of the meetings will be at the schools that are involved. Those schools and the meetings include:
  • Douglas MacArthur Girls’ Leadership Academy, 4401 Valleyside Road, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21
  • Bolton School, 9803 Quebec Ave., 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 22
  • Sunbeam School, 11731 Mt. Overlook Ave., 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23
  • Lincoln-West High School, 3202 W. 30th St., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 4
  • Michael R. White STEM School, 1000 E. 92nd St., 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16
  • Tremont Montessori, 2409 W. 10th St., 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19
The Ward 1 Club’s May meeting will serve as the forum for a meeting on plans for a new John F. Kennedy High School, which will house JFK E³agle Academy and PACT (Problem-based Academy of Critical Thinking), as well as what’s ahead for Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy and Charles W. Eliot School. The District has proposed placing all three schools or their programs on a single campus.

The ward club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at the Harvard Community Services Center, 18240 Harvard Ave.