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Massachusetts School Board Authority set to visit Higgins Middle School

Posted by Justin Rice  March 29, 2012 09:45 PM

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The Massachusetts School Board Authority will be in town to tour Higgins Middle School at 9:30 a.m. today with the Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt and members the Higgins Middle School Building Committee.

City officials put the brakes on the process of redeveloping the Higgins Middle School earlier this month, delaying a committee vote on whether or not to redevelop the 47-year-old building or start from scratch with new construction.

The group decided to hold off on the vote after meeting with the MSBA to discuss the project’s procedure and timeline.  At the time, Bettencourt said it was unreasonable for the group to get the information the MSBA needs in time for it to take the Higgins up during its monthly meeting in June. Bettencourt said the MSBA requires specific information to be submitted six weeks before their meetings.

After the Higgins committee eventually takes a vote the plan would go before the school committee and city council for two separate votes.

Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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