The Medford School Committee will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss three bond options for a multi-million overhaul to Medford High School's science labs.
The committee will meet at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers to dicuss three bonding options ranging from $10 million to $13 million. One proposal offers eight new labs and nine renovated ones, another calls for the renovation of all 17 labs and the other calls for the renovation of the 17 labs, plus the addition of four new "prep" rooms. The plan that would create nine new labs is the most expensive.
Medford schools have been awarded a state grant that will reimburse the city for 60 percent of the cost of the improvements, but it calls for a rigorous timeframe to put the new labs in place, Superintendent Roy Belson previously said. The labs aim to be operation be the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
The city council gave a partial endorsement Tuesday for the proposed bonds, though councilors said they did not want to choose a preference until the school committee weighed in.
“We’ve been told by the Mayor that this project has the support of the school committee,” Councilor Paul Camuso said. “But there’s a pretty big disparity (between options).”