City Council President John Krol is pushing for the consolidation of the city's two high schools to be a top talking point in the upcoming election.
Krol, who has said he is not seeking re-election, is pushing for the School Building Needs Commission to began looking at what to do with the city's school buildings. He also is glad to hear that school administrators are starting to take a closer look at the elementary schools.
The voters will have the ultimate say, in the first of what could be a two-stage vote in the member towns. A positive vote on Saturday will commit the district to the new Wahconah, with an estimated local price tag of about $42 million, after the Massachusetts School Building Authority determines its ultimate level of participation.
After a conference call with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Tuesday, during which representatives from both towns were present, the district agreed to withdraw its consideration for an elementary school project.
For all intents and purposes, the new Taconic High School building is done.
A temporary certificate of occupancy has been granted and administrative staff has been working out of the new $120.8 million building. The teacher's supplies sit in boxes in each room and next week they'll start unpacking and setting up the classrooms.