Plymouth Selectmen will meet in joint session tonight with the School Committee to discuss the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or MSBA, feasibility study for Plymouth South High School. The state offered to do a feasibility study for the South High School project last summer. At that time, Selectmen voted to reaffirm the 2006 town-wide vote that guaranteed local funding. That vote included three projects: North and South High School and a Senior Center.
However, the MSBA told town officials they needed to choose one school, and they chose North High School. The new North High School opened at the beginning of this school year.
South High School was built 25 years ago to handle 1200 students; but about 1400 students now go to school there. The building is in serious need of repair and this is noted yearly in accreditation reviews.
The MSBA has requested that Selectmen and the School Committee take a vote to proceed to the next stage of the South High School expansion process. This will be taken up tonight at 7:00 p.m.