New life for old schoolhouse

Oct. 27, 2008
Franklin, Mass., hopes to lease historic facility to charter school

The town of Franklin, Mass., is negotiating with Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School on a lease of the historic Red Brick School building to run through next June, and possibly beyond. The future of the 175-year-old one-room schoolhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, came into question after voters turned down a $2.8 million override in June. The School Committee decided to stop using the building as a public school and declare it surplus.

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