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Expensive to-do list

School districts had until Tuesday to submit statements of interest to obtain state funding for building projects. They now have until the middle of this month to submit a list putting the projects in order of priority.

School namesProblemsPossible solution
Abington Frolio Middle School (top priority)Overcrowding, outdated science labs Build a new middle school. Convert Frolio into an elementary school. Close North and Center elementary schools
Abington High School, Woodsdale Elementary, and Early Childhood CenterDistrict is analyzing building conditions for potential future projects. All are aging buildings.Not available
AvonButler Elementary SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
Blue Hills Regional Voc Tech Blue Hills Regional Vocational Tech High SchoolAging infrastructureRenovate. Roof already is in final phase of repair
Braintree All schoolsOvercrowding, aging infrastructure. District hasn't built a new school since 1972. Seeking state help to determine whether it needs to begin replacing out-dated schools, most notably Ross Elementary, or just do quick fixes
CantonCanton High SchoolNot availableExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Carver Erwin K. Washburn Primary SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Governor John Carver Elementary SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Dedham Avery Elementary SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure New school
DuxburyChandler Elementary SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
Duxbury High SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
Duxbury Middle SchoolAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
East Bridgewater Central Elementary SchoolOvercrowdingNot available
East Bridgewater High SchoolAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
FoxboroughFoxborough High SchoolAging infrastructure$12.9 million renovation
Hanover Sylvester SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Close school and build an addition to Center School. Town Meeting 2005 approved $3.1 million for designs
Hanover High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Renovate or build new high school. Town Meeting 2005 approved $3.1 million for designs
Hingham Plymouth River, Foster, & South elementary schoolsOvercrowdingBuild a fourth elementary school for 630 students at roughly $26 million
Hingham Middle SchoolAnticipating severe crowding; aging infrastructureAn addition that might increase school capacity by 50 percent; replace/modernize heating system
Holbrook JFK Elementary SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
South Elementary SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Holbrook Junior/Senior High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
LakevilleAssawompset Elementary SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
MansfieldMansfield High SchoolOvercrowdingWithdrawing request due to lack of public support; will look to buy/lease a building for extra space
MarshfieldDaniel Webster Elementary SchoolAging heating systemRepair or replace
Eames Elementary SchoolAging heating systemRepair or replace
Furnace Brook Middle SchoolAging heating systemRepair or replace
Governor Edward Winslow Elementary SchoolAging heating systemRepair or replace
Martinson Elementary SchoolAging heating systemRepair or replace
South River Elementary School Aging heating systemRepair or replace
Norfolk County Agricultural Norfolk County Agricultural High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Norton Norton Middle SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
Norton High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Norwood Norwood High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Build a new school and tear down the old, but some in town oppose demolition
Old Colony Regional Voc TechHigh schoolN/AN/A
Plymouth Plymouth North High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure A renovation and expansion, or a new school. District ready to move forward. Voters approved a $199 million debt exclusion in September 2006 for both high schools.
Plymouth South High SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Renovate and construct an additional 1,000 student building. District ready to move forward. Voters approved a $199 million debt exclusion in September 2006 for both high schools
Quincy Central Middle SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
Sterling Middle SchoolAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
RochesterRochester Memorial SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
RocklandJohn Rogers Middle SchoolAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Rockland High SchoolAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Scituate Gates Intermediate SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Renovation and addition. Also wants to add the 5th grade and possibly the 4th grade to the building, which currently houses grades 7 & 8
Sharon Sharon Middle SchoolOvercrowding, aging infrastructure Renovation and addition
South Shore Regional Voc TechHigh schoolAging infrastructureRenovation
Southeastern Regional Voc TechHigh schoolAnticipating severe crowding, aging infrastructure,Expressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
Stoughton All schoolsAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school
West BridgewaterRose MacDonald Elementary SchoolAging infrastructureMajor repairs
Junior/Senior High SchoolAging infrastructureExpressed interest in renovation/addition or new school

SOURCES: Massachusetts School Building Authority; local school districts

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