Winter Hill School surveillance video shows concrete fall onto stairwell; school closed next year

New video shows a section of concrete tumbling down in a stairwell at the Winter Hill Community Innovation School. The school announced Thursday that the building will be closed through the 2024 school year.

“Because we expect structural engineers’ assessments and final reports to take several more weeks, and to be sure we have a formal plan in place for the fall with enough time to plan, we have made the decision that best meets the needs of the WHCIS community,” the district said.

According to the district, classes will take place in the Edgerly Building at 8 Bonair St. Grades 1-8 and the AIM Program will be at Edgerly Center, while PK and K (3 classrooms total) will be at the Capuano Center.

The section of concrete fell on Sunday, May 28 but was not discovered until the following Tuesday because of Memorial Day. The decision to close the school was made on Thursday. Officials then decided to close the school for the remainder of this school year the following day.

The City and SPS will host another virtual community meeting on Tuesday, June 27th, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Winter Hill finished the school year by holding classes at Tufts.

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