Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Life for an Old School

There will be a new Fairmont Heights High School sooner rather than later, according to the Gazette.

That it is needed is not in doubt. The question is what to do with the original building. Rumors that the building would be torn down upset many of the students and teachers who passed through its halls over the years.

The good news, according to the article:

"Under the superintendent’s plan, the current Fairmont Heights building – one of the first high schools for African Americans in Prince George’s – would be preserved for community use and possibly be converted into a small, specialized school, according to the plans. The facility, built in 1950 near the District border, could also be used as a museum documenting African American achievements in Prince George’s County."

---Susan Pruden

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