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Hall School Alumni Open House, Groundbreaking Planned

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Hall School Alumni Open House, Groundbreaking Planned
Posted on 06/07/2017
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Hall Elementary School is hosting an Alumni Open House on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the school at 23 Orono Road. The school will be open for former students and staff to have a final walk around the building before a portion of it is torn down this year to build a beautiful new replacement school near the old one. The Hall School family is invited to join in to reminisce and take a look at the new school and playground plans!

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new school is scheduled for June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, with students taking part. (If long-range forecasts predict June 22 will be rainy, the groundbreaking will take place on June 20.) Site work for the construction of the new school began in April. The new school is slated to open in the fall of 2018.

Portland voters in April 2016 approved $29.7 million in construction costs for a new Hall School in a special citywide municipal election. The state will reimburse all but $1.4 million of the bonded amount. The additional local funding voters approved will enhance the building’s educational and community uses. For example, the local portion will cover such things as the construction of a middle-school-sized gymnasium that can be used by the community, a cafeteria that is large enough to accommodate two 30-minute lunch periods and building security upgrades.