The city moved one step closer to creating a Magnet Arts school at the former MBMS, with the Board of Finance voting to approve a funding plan. Here is the Bristol Press article.
On a related note, here is an interesting Hartford Courant article discussing how closing schools often does not reap as many financial benefits as districts anticipate.
Also, here is an article on how the physical design of buildings can help or hinder collaboration.
In a unrelated development, the audit looking into the $2.4 million SPED shortfall has been made public. Here is the Bristol Press Article.