State OKs $80.6M Grant To Build New 7-12 School; Critical Debt Vote In November

Photo: The design of the new Belmont 7-12 High School. The future of the new 7-12 High School is now in the hands of Belmont voters. Last Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved a $80.6 million grant towards the $295.2 million Belmont High School Building Project, endorsing more than two years of […]

New Belmont High Project Enters Feasibility Stage After State’s OK

Photo: The current high school building. The Belmont High School renovation project passed its eligibility stage with flying colors on Nov. 9 and will begin the phase that brings the multimillion dollar proposal closer to a bricks and mortar reality. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s board of directors “invited” Belmont and seven other […]

BREAKING: State Approves School District’s Plan to Renovate Belmont High School

Photo: The MSBA voting to invite Belmont to begin the process to renovate Belmont High School. A decade of applications and waiting ended at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday morning, Jan. 27 in a crowded board room at 40 Broad St. in Boston as the Massachusetts State Building Authority voted to invite the Belmont School District to […]

The Big Wait: How Schools, Treasurer Prepare for State’s Decision on “New” High School

Photo: Belmont High School. The decision by the state to place the $100 million renovation and new construction project for a “new’ Belmont High School was greeted with cheers by school officials while one town official has taken out his green eyeshade and sharpened his pencil to determine how the town’s property owners will pay […]

State Places $100 Million Belmont High Renovation in Final Funding Review

Photo: Belmont High School Ten consecutive times the state agency created to assist Massachusetts communities in financing new school projects rejected the Belmont School District’s request to renovate the increasingly threadbare high school building on Concord Avenue. That dubious streak may finally come to an end in 2016 as the Massachusetts School Building Authority selected the nearly […]

Wait ’til Next Year: State, Once Again, Skips Over Belmont High Renovation Plan

Despite several hints that this could have been the year, Belmont will need to wait yet another year for just the possibility of being selected to receive state funds to help pay for a new and approved high school. In a letter dated Monday, Dec. 15 and announced at Tuesday’s Belmont School Committee meet, the Massachusetts School Building Authority […]