As we enter the second week of August, I wanted to share an update with you regarding the new Central Middle School building. As of today, substantial completion of the Central Middle School building is on schedule for Thursday, September 5. After consultation with the contractors, architects, project manager and careful analysis of the work still to be completed, it is clear that the best choice for our staff and students is to begin the school year at the existing Central Middle School building. This plan will ensure that the school’s administrative, teaching, student support, custodial, and food services staffs have training and preparation time in the new facility in order to confidently welcome the students to this wonderful new educational setting.
The existing Central Middle School facility has remained undisturbed this summer with all classroom and office furniture and technology still in place. All curriculum materials are still located in classrooms and Central’s teachers were asked to organize their packing with their start of school materials easily accessible in case this contingency came to pass.
The new Central Middle School represents the collaborative efforts of many talented people from across the city and state. I am confident that the finished school facility will be an educational landmark for decades to come. Further updates will be shared as we move closer to completion and the facility’s opening date.
Richard DeCristofaro, Ed.D.