UPDATE: Demolition underway at old Fales school

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UPDATE: Demolition underway at old Fales school
Rubble sits piled next to the old Fales building on Wednesday. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

UPDATE: This article has been updated to include drone photography and a video of the ongoing demolition work at Fales Elementary School. These additional aerial photos and video clips were shot on Dec. 19.

WESTBOROUGH – Crews have been busy working on demolishing the Annie E. Fales Elementary School this week. 

Those crews began removing the old building’s windows at the beginning of the week. By Dec. 15, they were using heavy machinery to remove parts of the building. 

It’s the latest step in the Fales project, which saw construction on a new school begin in March of 2020.

Students officially moved into the new Fales school, which is located on the same property, in November

The project is now officially in phase two, Fales Principal Maryann Stannard told the Community Advocate earlier this month. 

Stannard said that once the old school is torn down, its space will be repurposed for additional parking and a bus loop. It will also house a hardtop playground space, fields and a pavilion. 

Stannard said she hopes to have the project complete by the start of the next school year.