May 1, 2013 Facilities Assessment Subcommittee Meeting

The following Districts presented on the progress of their proposed project at the May 1, 2013 Massachusetts School Building Authority (the “MSBA”) Facilities Assessment Subcommittee (“FAS”) Meeting:

Town of Lunenburg
Lunenburg High School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study

Owner’s Project Manager: Joslin, Lesser & Associates
Designer: Tappe Associates, Inc.

The District, the Owner’s Project Manager, and design team presented an overview of the District’s 6-12 grade reconfiguration and educational vision, the options studied during the Feasibility Study, the proposed project site, and a conceptual layout of a new 6-12 facility.  The District also proposed an alternate conceptual layout for the MSBA’s consideration. The FAS and MSBA staff inquired about the following items: 1) delivery of science curriculum in the proposed spaces; 2) proposed project costs; 3) site drainage associated with the proposed project; 4) student entrances and the proposed separation for middle and high school students; and 5) flexibility of the proposed layout.  Additionally, the MSBA had questions about the District’s new conceptual layout presented at the FAS meeting.  MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA’s Board of Directors.

Town of Brookline
Edward Devotion School
Current Phase: Designer Selection

Owner’s Project Manager: Tony Guigli, Town Employee
Designer: N/A

The District presented an overview of its District-wide enrollment growth and capacity needs, and how the growth may potentially impact the proposed project at the Edward Devotion School.  The FAS highlighted the importance of the District’s Educational Program in future phases of the project.  The MSBA looks forward to working with the District during Feasibility Study towards development of an appropriate and cost-effective solution.