Hall School needs more work before re-opening

7:22 PM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An independent environmental consultant says conditions at the Hall School are still not safe for kids. That means students will continue to attend classes at the former Cathedral School.

Demolition and cleanup crews have been working on the Hall School for the past two weeks. But more work needs to be done to make the building safe for students. They missed six days of school before starting at the Cathedral School last week.

Some parents have decided to pursue other options, rather than wait for the Hall School to re-open. The independent Breakwater School, which is in the same neighborhood as Hall, has been fielding a lot of calls from parents.

"We're a neighborhood school," Breakwater Head of School David Sullivan said. "Even though we're an independent school we're in the Hall School neighborhood and we've been in Portland for half a century so I think parents are kind of exploring what'savailable, what other opportunities do my children have?"

The Breakwater School does have some openings for full time students. They are holding an informational session Thursday night.

The Portland School District will also hold a public forum Thursday to answer questions about the Hall School. That meeting will be held at 5:30 at the Deering High School auditorium.








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