Project Status: 1/16/19
At the Jan. 14 Community Forum, the Building Committee provided a project overview, Schematic Design and sustainability update, cost overview, high school benchmark comparison and more. Watch the replay or view the presentation.
Arlington needs a new high school because of increasing enrollment and an outdated facility that does not meet today’s educational needs. In June 2018, the AHS Building Committee selected a new construction Preferred Design Concept for the future high school.
The project entered the Schematic Design phase in August. More detailed designs will be developed during this period. Future decisions will include interior layout, exterior look and feel, and programs included. Community input will be solicited at multiple public forums this fall and winter.
The design concept was carefully chosen based on a variety of factors including educational fit, layout, sustainability, construction timeline, cost and disruption for students. It is important to note that the current drawings are not final designs, and all costs are preliminary.
At this point in the MSBA process, the project is not funded. Once the design and budget are final, the project will require approval from Arlington residents. A spring special election debt exclusion vote is anticipated.
Read our latest editorial: The AHS Project – Progress Made and Decisions Ahead
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