HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Officials in Holyoke held a news conference for members of the School Committee Monday morning.

Holyoke’s acting mayor says the city will be able to build a new middle school without raising taxes but they need the help of members of the public to determine what kind of school the city needs.

Holyoke voters rejected a proposal to raise taxes in order to build two new middle schools back in 2019
In the news conference Monday morning, Acting Mayor Terence Murphy said the Massachusetts School Building Authority is allowing them to submit a proposal for a single new middle school. Murphy said he wants the committee to be made up of people with diverse perspectives.

The city of Holyoke hasn’t seen the construction of a new school building since the 1980s.

Holyoke Acting Mayor Terence Murphy joined with Superintendent Anthony Soto for a news conference to announce recommendations about School Building Committee members at 10:30 a.m. You can watch it in full below:

The meeting was held outside the William R. Peck Middle School on Northampton Street in Holyoke with Holyoke Acting Mayor Terence Murphy joined with Superintendent Anthony Soto.