LOWELL -- After failing to move into a permanent location on Middlesex Street last fall, the Lowell Collegiate Charter School will yet again fail to move there this fall as negotiations for the site have stalled and they've run out of time for construction.

The charter school, operated by SABIS Educational Systems, plans to renew its lease for another year at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church on Father John Sarantos Way, The Sun has learned.

The school will settle for another year there because construction at the former Bradford Industries warehouse site will not be complete by the beginning of the school year. That site,1857 Middlesex St., in the Highlands section of Lowell, is slated to be the permanent home of the school.

"The Lowell Collegiate board of trustees and its representatives are in the midst of facility negotiations and would not be appropriate to comment at this time," according to a statement from Jose Afonso, SABIS Educational Systems' director of business development. "As soon as we're able to disclose additional information we will do so."

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