In the fall, the process of moving toward a new will escalate. By the end of September, the city’s School Building Committee will vote on the options, choosing a preferred plan, LaPosta said.
The city will have until the end of February to submit a school design to the state. State education officials will decide on the design in early April. If it is approved, the city and state will enter into an agreement on design and budget. Then Haverhill voters will decide by ballot vote whether they support paying the city’s share.
Last week’s public meeting was the first in what is expected to be several such meetings on the project. LaPosta said the next will likely be after Labor Day.