Committee planning LHS renovation to begin meeting on March 25

LACONIA — The first meeting of the Joint Building Committee for the project at Laconia High School is scheduled for March 25 at 3 p.m. at Harvard Street School.

The installation of a fire suppression system in the older portions of the high school as well as some additional ventilation was made possible when the district qualified for a Qualified Zone Academy Bond for $1.8-million interest-free bond.

The Joint Building Committee is comprised of the members of the School Board who serve on the Building and Grounds Committee – Beth Arsenault, Malcolm Murray and Joe Cormier — plus members of the Laconia City Council, and administration teams from both the city and the school.

Councilors Bob Hamel, Henry Lipman and Armand Bolduc are the City Council representatives for the Huot Technical Center renovation project.

District Business Administrator Ed Emond said the purpose of the March 25 meeting will be to organize the committee and set a timetable for their meetings and the project.

Work on the project is expected to begin once school ends in June.