SHARON — Since 2005, The Sharon Academy has held classes in yurts in front of its high school building. They were always meant to be a temporary solution to the need for classroom space.
Now, with the independent high school planning new construction, the yurts have to go.
“We’ve basically been told that we can’t make any improvements to the building without replacing the yurts,” Mary Newman, head of school at The Sharon Academy, said Monday.
The building plan, a decade in the making, would replace the yurts with a new 5,300-square-foot wing comprising a science lab; a maker-space for hands-on learning; a large, science-oriented and soundproof classroom; and a smaller classroom, said John Roe, president of the school’s board of trustees. The project also includes installing sprinklers in the school.
There will be a public hearing from 6:30 to 7:30 Wednesday evening about the…