Despite impassioned pleas to keep the Red Brick School open as a kindergarten, the School Committee last night voted to give the town ownership of the historic building.
Matthew Kelly was the only School Committee member to vote against declaring the school surplus and giving it to the town, and member Ed Cafasso was absent.
This year marked the 175-year anniversary of the Red Brick School, which is one of the oldest one-room brick schools in continuous operation and is on the National Historic Register.
The building may still be used for education under the town's authority, said School Committee member Roberta Trahan. She said two educators have already expressed interest in using it: the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, and art instructor Don Carlucci, who runs the Franklin School of Modern Art.
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"there is no money" is not an accurate statement to make here - a better, more complete sentence would be "there is no money that the school committee is willing to accept" The BSA applied for and received grants for the school AND the Town Administrator gave his support to keep the running - the SC would only have to staff the building - they chose not to - it was not a financial decision.ReplyDelete