Closing the Greenleaf would also save the district a portion of the $1.7 million that is spent there annually, Scully said. Replacing Hunking with a new kindergarten-to-grade-eight-school would allow the district to relieve overcrowding at Bradford Elementary School, as well as other city schools, Scully said.
The superintendent said about 200 students who live in Bradford are now bused to schools in other parts of the city because there isn’t room for them in Bradford schools. He also said the proposed 1,005-student school would have an advanced middle school program with room for about 100 students who live outside Bradford.
The next meeting of the Hunking Building Committee is Tuesday in the mayor’s office.