CENTRAL FALLS – With dual proposals to the Rhode Island Department of Education, the Central Falls School District is charting a multi-year path to build a brand new high school and a school for students in pre-K through 8th grade.

According to City Solicitor Matt Jerzyk, Central Falls school and city officials are proposing to construct a $110 million high school at the site of the city-owned Higginson Avenue/Francis Corrigan Sports Complex, located at the corner of Lonsdale and Higginson Avenue. The school board may approve the plans today, Sept. 7, in time to be submitted to RIDE by Sept. 15. If all goes according to plan, the high school construction project could be completed as early as fall 2025.

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Tom Devito

Why not build a taj mahal school on the back of the state taxpayers because Centrals Falls decarded bankruptcy a number of years ago. What we should do is split half of the student population to Pawtucket and Cumberland and close the over priced Central Falls state run school system with poor test scores. Also note that management studies have proven that a nice new expensive over sized build does not increase productivity. What a waste of tax dollars.

Ethan Hoke

Spitting things out dogmatically doesn’t deem you correct Mr. Devito.

Ethan Hoke

While I don’t necessarily agree with investing so much on the aesthetic portion of a school, a NEW school is and has been overdue for the students of today and the future students of Central Falls. I remember in my freshman year at Central Falls Highschool, the start of school was delayed nearly a whole month due to a rainstorm destroying the ceiling and flooding the top deck. And your aforementioned dogma of “split half of the student population to Pawtucket and Cumberland and close the over priced Central Falls state run school system with poor test scores,” is totally ignoring the overall problem and creates many others.

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