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Plans For New Allegany High School Moving Ahead

March 16th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The lengthy, often times convoluted process involved in securing funding for school construction is moving ahead for the Allegany County Board of Education as the Maryland State Clearinghouse recently gave the go ahead for plans to build a new Allegany High School at the former Braddock campus of Western Maryland Health System. Local school official’s submitted a request for site approval in December, shortly after local school, city and hospital officials agreed to a land swap that put the 22-acre hospital site in the BOE’s hands. After considering a number of possible sites, architects suggested that the former hospital, which was vacated more than two years ago, is the best and most cost-effective location for a new high school. Facilities Director Vince Montana updated the board during this week’s public work. Board vice-president Laurie Marchini said while there is a great deal of enthusiasm for the project- it’s important to recognize its going to take place over the course of several years…

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