In the case of Center School, the mayor cites the need for gym space, cafeteria space, food service and kitchen space, upgrades to classroom, meeting rooms, electrical plumbing and HVAC systems.
Mastrocola expects it will take up to six years before some of these projects come to fruition.
“At this time,” he said, “our focus is on the Higgins. ... What we need to do more than anything is to have a good project.”
Among other things, that would inspire public confidence in the administration’s ability to maintain its properties, he said.