Charter School adds four classrooms
The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School community celebrated the official opening of a new four-classroom addition to the school building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at 5:30 pm. School board president Laura Hall did the honors with one snip with some garden clippers.
Two grade1-2 and two grade 3-4 classes occupy the new classrooms, which opened up space for an art studio, media center, and offices.
School director Bob Moore thanked the Martha's Vineyard community for the wonderful addition, and acknowledged the hard work and thought put into the Charter School building by architect Bruce MacNelly of West Tisbury over the last 14 years. He also thanked general contractor Leo McHugh of Edgartown. A potluck dinner followed the ceremony.
The 3,500-square-foot addition cost about $600,000, paid for through fundraising over the past two years and a $200,000 loan from TDBanknorth, according to Seth Mosler, the school's business manager.
All of the funds raised came from Options in Education, the owner of the school building, and no public MVPCS money was used in the construction.