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North Reading School Building Project Progress Made

The modular classrooms have been moved and the parking lot is being repaved.

After passing at Special Town Meeting and Special Election earlier in the year, the North Reading school building project is underway. So far, the modular classrooms at the have been moved, and a temporary parking lot has been paved. 

The modular classrooms were moved to the other side of the middle school so construction for the high school can begin, according to Superintendent Kathleen Willis.

Last Friday, a new parking lot was paved at the middle school. The parking lot is temporary and will be utilized by the staff at the middle school until they move to the old high school in 2014.

Parking is in the process of being reconfigured. There will be a new drop off and pick up procedure for students, Willis said, and the middle school principal and assistant principal are in the process of putting the final touches on that procedure. Once it is complete, it will be published on Patch and a letter will be shared with parents at some point this week.

From Aug. 20-24, the inspections will be completed and movers will move furniture from the gym, where it was stored, back to the modular classrooms.

On Sept. 5 students return to school. According to Willis, she is happy to report that all of the work that is being conducted to prepare for the opening of school is on schedule.

The new high school is still projected to open in 2014, and the middle school in 2015, Willis said.

Need to learn more about the project? Here is a list of articles written about the school building project.

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