School Board to Consider Relocating Programs: Lynn Tech Could House NSCC Programs

February 24, 2014
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The Lynn School Committee this week will consider a plan to relocate adult education programs for Connery and Harrington School parents from their current home in the Lynn Technical School on Neptune Ave. to the J.B. Blood building a few blocks away.

School Committee members will discuss the potential relocation of the programs and other considerations at its meeting on Thursday night.

The movement of those programs could open space at Lynn Tech to house the North Shore Community College’s culinary arts and cosmetology programs, which are currently unable to grow due to a lack of space on the NSCC Lynn campus.

A plan to move those NSCC programs into the former Eastern Bank building on Union Street fell through earlier this year, when financing for the plan could not be arranged.

According to a statement released by NSCC spokeswoman Linda Brantley, “a group from NSCC has been exploring potential options, both short and long term, to house one or both of the culinary arts and cosmetology programs and one of those options is Lynn’s Vocational School.”

School officials have been working with the Lynn Economic Development and Industrial Council (EDIC), which owns the JB Blood building, and have toured the site at least twice in recent weeks.

No final decisions have been made about the adult education programs or the use of the Technical school by NSCC, but Brantley noted in her email, “the college is very grateful that the Lynn School District has been so gracious and interested in helping us to address our space issues.”

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