Tuesday afternoon, at the same time city officials were breaking ground on a new high school building for Boston Arts Academy, Boston Public Schools officials were meeting with staff at the two schools in the West Roxbury Education Complex and the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester to announce school closures.
All three developments are part of the second phase of the city’s BuildBPS plans, a ten-year, $1 billion investment aimed at refurbishing and rebuilding BPS schools. The new phase was unveiled Tuesday by Interim Superintendent Laura Perille.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Perille called BuildBPS “an ambitious ten-year building and facility masterplan” and said parents and students would work with BPS to update and expand schools.
“There are some difficult choices, and in some cases unavoidable decisions, along the way,” said Perille.