Dale Street School public forum by SBC set for 6PM on 10/14/20


The follow up public forum by the School Building Committee, requested by the Select Board at its meeting last Tuesday, has been scheduled for 6 PM on October 14, 2020. The purpose of this additional public forum is to provide the additional “process” the Select Board requested happen before the Select Board votes on the siting decision for the new Dale Street School. Some residents stated that they felt that the process had been rushed.

To date, the Wheelock location is the unanimous choice of all member of all involved town committees – the SBC, the School Committee, and the Select Board.

Mike Quinlan, chair of the SBC, reported this past week that the MSBA indicated that it will not financially punish the town for not having voted to proceed last Tuesday. That fear was a stated concern of the SBC for asking the Select Board to vote last Tuesday.

Below is the SBC’s last email about the project, on 9/21/2020, with links to the data it developed.

DALE STREET SCHOOL PROJECT UPDATE September 2020 Edition     Grades 4-5 Alternative G1 New Construction Wheelock Site      PRIORITY DECISIONS MADE   
On August 27, 2020, the School Committee voted unanimously to select the 4-5 grade configuration. It was ultimately decided that the 4-5 grade configuration was the most viable option for the current economic climate. 

On September 16, 2020, the School Building Committee voted to recommend the selection of the Wheelock site for the location of the new school. Of the alternatives presented on the Wheelock site, the committee selected  G1 Alternative as the Preferred Schematic Option.

The School Building Committee will now recommend the Preferred Schematic Option to the Board of Selectmen on September 22, 2020 at 7PM.         View from Elm Street Entrance     View from Wheelock School Parking Lot   TOP REASONS FOR WHEELOCK CAMPUS

Continuity of educational programming of a grades 2-5 campus

Share resources and staff between Wheelock and a new Dale Street school

Allows for future flexibility with enrollment or consolidation

Avoids temporary displacement and disruption of students during construction

WHEELOCK CAMPUS CHALLENGES

Potential Traffic impacts on surrounding neighborhood

Overall Property Tax impacts

ADDITIONAL OUTREACH

Grade Configuration Information

Site Selection Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Project Schedule

Sustainability
      Upcoming Project Milestones SEPTEMBER 22 – BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING (Vote on Preferred Solution)

OCTOBER 14 – DRAFT PSR Submission to Building Committee Members for Review

OCTOBER 21 – SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING (Vote on PSR Submission)

OCTOBER 27 – SUBMIT PSR TO MSBA

DECEMBER 16 – MSBA BOARD MEETING (Approval of PSR)   Project Resources

Link to PROJECT SCHEDULE Link to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Link to SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION
Link to PROJECT WEBSITE
Link to PROJECT FACEBOOK PAGE

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One response to “Dale Street School public forum by SBC set for 6PM on 10/14/20

  1. Anna Mae OShea Brooke

    Hi Pete! 3 things: 1. I appreciate you sending the below out.2. I REALLY appreciated how you tried to push for a vote last Tuesday.3. And I love your use of Select Board vs Board of Selectmen:) THANK YOU!Anna Mae

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