Springfield mayor attends topping-off ceremony for Brightwood-Lincoln School

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mayor Domenic Sarno attended the topping-off ceremony for the new Brightwood-Lincoln School in Springfield Wednesday morning.

According to a news release sent to 22News, Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick, Director of the Department of Capital Asset Construction Peter Garvey, and officials from the Massachusetts School Building Authority were all in attendance at the ceremony that took at 11 a.m.

The support the MSBA has provided for our City has never waned and once again they have come through in a meaningful and significant way that will be a huge benefit to our residents, especially to the students, families and staff at our new Brightwood-Lincoln School.

Our relationship with the MSBA has allowed us to put forward $616 million of new schools and renovated schools here in the City of Springfield — the most in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno

The current buildings date back to the late 1800s and are completely antiquated and outdated Warwick said, adding, “I’m thrilled the project is moving along so nicely. It’s a great leap forward for the schools and it’s great for the community.”

“Having my children go to Lincoln school, which is an 1800 school, I’m excited about it,” said Maria Perez.

The new school cost about $80 million to build. Construction is expected to be complete next year.

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