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School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee Continues School Tours Aug. 22

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School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee Continues School Tours Aug. 22
Posted on 08/18/2016
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The School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee, created to study a $70.6 million bond proposal to pay for renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools, will continue its tour of schools by visiting Reiche and Longfellow on Monday, August 22.

The tours are open to the public. The walk-through of Reiche, located at 166 Brackett Street, will run from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The tour of Longfellow, located at 432 Stevens Avenue, is scheduled from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The purpose of the tours is for the committee and the public to get firsthand knowledge of the needs identified at the schools and the ways in which the proposal currently before the committee addresses those needs. The committee toured Lyseth and Presumpscot schools on Aug. 3.

The City Council created the School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee in July. The committee’s members are: Portland Board of Public Education Chair Marnie Morrione; board members Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, Sarah Thompson and Anna Trevorrow; Mayor Ethan Strimling; and city councilors Nick Mavodones, David Brenerman and Justin Costa. Strimling and Morrione serve as co-chairs of the ad hoc committee.

The next meeting of the School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee is on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. At that meeting, the project architect, Oak Point Associates, is expected to give an in-depth, school-by-school presentation of the proposed work, building off the information that committee members will have received on their school tours.

More information about the committee and its work can be found here.