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School Construction Community Forums

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School Construction Community Forums
Posted on 10/23/2019
This is the image for the news article titled School Construction Community ForumsThree community forums will be held this fall for members of the public to learn about upcoming elementary school construction projects at Longfellow, Reiche and Presumpscot and share their thoughts and vision. 

The first forum will be at Longfellow on Oct. 30; the second at Reiche on Nov. 6; and the third at Presumpscot on Nov. 13. Each forum will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

City voters in 2017 approved a $64 million Buildings for our Future Bond to renovate four elementary schools. 

Renovation work on the first of the four projects, Lyseth Elementary School, is underway. A ceremonial groundbreaking  was held in June and construction work is ongoing to add a separate gym with a stage, a new library and upgrades to the school’s entrance and administrative space. That project is on track to be completed by 2021.

The district had contracted with Harriman and Associates architectural and engineering firm to lead the Lyseth project, and the Portland Board of Public Education on Oct. 15 also approved contracting with Harriman to design the remaining schools: Longfellow, Reiche and Presumpscot. Having one architect should enable bidding out those three projects together as a cost-saving and efficiency measure.
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School construction community forum flyer