AUBURN — When it meets Wednesday night, the School Committee is scheduled to review contract expectations shared with the new High School Steering Committee last week.

The committee is continuing work on what to do to get a new or renovated Edward Little High School, which has been a topic for several years. The School Committee has a contract with Harriman architects of Auburn, but work with the firm was put on hold last year as the School Department attempted — but did not get — state money to replace or improve the school building.

The school’s accreditation is at risk, largely because of issues such as outdated electrical and heating systems, a lack of classroom space, no auditorium, inadequate kitchen and cafeteria and a lack of insulation.

Because Edward Little has not placed high enough on the state’s school construction list to receive state funding, it could mean local taxpayers will be asked to pay for it. Previous studies have said a new school could cost $61 million.

The School Committee is also scheduled to hear a student perspective on so-called “mass customized learning,” and a report on how the district is organized, as well as student achievement data.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Auburn Hall.


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