Hanson: MSBA okays feasibility study for elementary school

Tuesday night at the Hanson Selectmen meeting, Chair Stephen Amico gave an update about the Maquan Elementary School. According to Amico, the town voted two years ago to fund a feasibility study to investigate the current conditions of Maquan. If a new school is necessary, Indian Head Elementary School may be incorporated into the project making the school Pre-K through 5th grade.

Chair of the Whitman-Hanson Regional School Committee Bob Hayes explained that a study could help decide if the Maquan School needs to be rebuilt or renovated, “Both buildings are problematic structurally. At the Maquan School there are several deficiencies in the building: electrical system deficiencies, heating deficiencies, roofing deficiencies, ADA deficiencies. It’s a building that’s been well used by the town.”

Hanson is working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority who recently gave the okay to hire an owner’s project manager to conduct the feasibility study. Selectmen Amico stated that KB Architects have been hired.

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