Heath School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday to acknowledge the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s role in the completion of their building project.
The $8.5 million project expanded their cafeteria and kitchen, the library and an educational wing on the second floor.
Superintendent Bill Lupini praised all who were involved with the project. “My colleagues from other towns are envious of the communication and cooperation between the school staff,” Lupini said.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held in the gym, with music preformed by a three-piece of Heath School students. Students filled the gym and after a few attempts with a dull scissor, Heath Students and Dr. Lupini cut the ribbon.
Massachusetts State Treasure Steve Grossman told the crowd, “I don’t think there is a public school in Massachusetts that I have spent more time in.” Grossman’s wife, Barbra, taught English at Heath and produced four plays in her time at Heath. “This is a wonderful moment of nostalgia for me, but it is also a moment of new beginnings.”
School Committee Chair Alan Morse thanked Grossman for “being a model of an efficient and accessible government body.”
Heath School students provided tours of the new facilities after the ceremony ended. “I’m very happy about this expansion,” eight-grader Courtney Carroll said. “Our hallways used to be very crowded. We used to be the smallest school in Brookline. I’m very grateful for all of the hard work put into this project.”