Mass. city board votes for over $360 million in renovations

Friday, April 4, 2014

The School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to make the proposed $245.4 million addition and renovation of Lowell High School its priority building project.

The committee voted to accept the recommendation of Superintendent of Schools Jean Franco, who told the City Council on Tuesday night that the high school should be the top priority based on educational needs and the flagging facilities and infrastructure in the aging facility.

"After deep consideration and review of all the data that has been provided to date, it is my recommendation that the committee vote in favor to approve the renovation of Lowell High School as the priority project," Franco said Wednesday night. "This recommendation is in the best interest of curriculum, instruction and facilities requirements for all Lowell Public School students for the future."

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