Chelmsford charts course for schools

Building options going before residents

Lowell Sun | By Alana Melanson
January 9, 2017

CHELMSFORD – A new elementary school? A new middle school? Or perhaps a new high school?

Officials are working to decide which direction to go with school facilities and a possible construction project, and they need the public’s help in charting the course for a district facing overcrowded classrooms and aging buildings.

“We look forward to the input,” said School Committee Chairman Al Thomas. “We felt that the work we did with the citizens and so forth initially was valuable and got people to really understand the issues. There are a lot of things to take into consideration” Six master-plan options have been identified as part of the comprehensive facilities assessment conducted over the past year by Dore and Whittier, the architectural and project-management firm working with the town.

The School Department will hold three community forums where residents and other stakeholders can learn more about the options and provide input:

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