City Councilor Peggy Davis-Mullen has proposed the development of a new South Boston High School in the Seaport District. Councilor. Councilor Davis-Mullen envisions that the existing South Boston High School, reported to be limited in resources such as lab space and computing facilities, could be converted to include housing for elderly citizens.
Councilor Davis-Mullen's proposal, first raised at a South Boston rollout of the BRA Master Plan and detailed in today's South Boston Tribune, has received support within the South Boston community but has not yet been endorsed by other political leaders - namely Mayor Menino, City Council President Kelly or State Senator Lynch. Councilor Davis-Mullen is seeking support for this proposal from City officials and area residents.
SAND, in its advocacy of a neighborhood vision for the Seaport District, has supported the idea of schools for the waterfront area - most notably the recently opened South Boston Harbor Academy (click here for more history on the SBHA). The SBHA, pioneered by Senator Lynch and supported by many Seaport District constituents (Massport, Boston Harbor Association and The McCourt Co to name a few), is now operating in a Massport building on 1st Street and plans to move to the waterfront in the future.
Councilor Davis-Mullen's vision for a South Boston High School is also valid and we expect progress can be made with both the goals of the existing SBHA and the newly proposed SBHS in mind.
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