The school was built when the country was still struggling to recover from the Great Depression. It was a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the largest and most ambitious of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal agencies, which employed millions of people who were otherwise jobless in such public works projects as the construction of public buildings and roads. When the school was completed in November 1937, it was known as Chancellor Livingston High School. Before it was built, elementary schoolchildren in Hudson could only attend school for half the day, because the high school had outgrown its building at 401 State Street and had taken over the elementary school across the street.
|High school students changing classes in the 1930s|
In the past few days, it has been announced that there are detailed preliminary designs for the capital project, which we assume include the addition to the historic 1937 building and not just the new athletic field at the high school. Public forums to share those designs have been scheduled for this Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m., and next Wednesday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings take place in the cafeteria of the former Chancellor Livingston High School, now the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue.
The Hudson City School District has also published the following list of "Ways to Get Involved" in the capital project.
Because the above list is a screen capture, the links are not live, but here is the link to the district website, the link to the form for submitting questions or comments about the project, and the link for getting in touch if you have expertise or interest in any aspect of the project.
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