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Bay School begins expansion plans

Excitement is in the air at the Bay School Community Arts Center these days.

With the L.M. Callis house safely ensconced on its new lot down the road, the way has been cleared for the school’s long-anticipated expansion project.

Bay School director Pam Doss and board of directors’ chair Kelsey Desmond said on Tuesday that architect Randall Kipp of Irvington should have the first draft of a master plan for the project ready in just a couple of weeks, and they’re eager to see what he comes up with.

“We want to provide a space for the interests and needs of the community,” said Desmond. “We want to grow as the community grows.”

Doss said that the plan will more than double the current size of the Bay School by adding on as much as 5,000 square feet. The primary need for the school at the moment is classroom space, she said, so there will be a large classroom that can be divided if necessary into several smaller ones.

Currently, large classes ...

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