A $32 million science lab project is slated to begin this summer at Central High School as approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed within two years.
The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.
“Anytime you can improve your existing facility in programs that you offer, you have to be excited,” Central Principal Thaddeus Tokarz said. “It just continues to allow us to push forward and offer our students the best education possible.”
The project will include construction of a new three-story science wing, to consist of 12 new laboratories and preparation rooms. In addition, the project will include renovations of existing science labs within the high school, installation of a new roof for the entire schools and a sprinkler system.