Gloucester is working to rebuild and update our city's school facilities. Currently our highest priority project is rebuilding the East Gloucester and Veterans' Memorial Schools into a modern, state of the art facility that will serve our city's children for the next 50 or more years. Partnering with the Massachusetts School Building Authory (MSBA), this project has completed the site selection, feasibility, and schematic design phases. The MSBA will vote on funding this project on August 26. Gloucester is working to rebuild both of these schools because students and teachers are working in outdated, undersized and inferior buildings that are both more than 60 years old. (East Gloucester is more than 70 years old!). Gloucester has been working to update its school facilities since 2002. On this site you will find the most recent updates and history of the project, a timeline for next steps, the full design for the new school, and links to all the work that has been done dating back to 2016 when the city submitted a Statement of Interest to the MSBA for this school building project.
Go here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Click above for a video tour of the new school building.
Community information forums scheduled during October prior to the November 3rd vote by Gloucester residents for the project. See "Updates" for detailed information.
Gregg Cademartori, Planning Director
Kathleen Clancy, School Com.
Donna A.Compton, Purchasing Agent
John P. Dunn, Gloucester Chief Financial Officer
Gary Frisch, School Director of Finance & Operations
Matthew Fusco, Veterans School Principal
Grant Harris, School Director of Information Technology
Joseph Lucido, Operations Manager
Ben Lummis, Superintendent of Schools
Ryan Marques, Assistant City Engineer
Jonathan Pope, School Com. Chairman
Amy Pasquarello, East Gloucester School Principal
Sefatia Romeo-Theken, Mayor
Dr. Richard Safier, Community Member, former Supt. of Schools