Construction at Hyde-Addison School Delayed Again


At a March 11 meeting, officials from D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Department of General Services announced that construction of an addition, along with installation of a sewer pipe and other projects at Hyde-Addison Elementary School, will again be delayed. Further, the expected swing space for displaced students, the Duke Ellington School for the Arts field, won’t be available. According to DGS officials, the field will not be used because of complaints from the surrounding Burleith neighborhood; instead, the students will be assigned to Meyer Elementary, three miles away. Parents and school leaders at the meeting were displeased with the news and wrote a letter to the mayor and officials demanding that they reconsider. This is the fourth time that construction, expected to start in June, has been delayed since the project was set in motion in 2012.

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