The Feasibility Study has included an analysis of multiple swing space options. The goal is to accommodate the educational needs of Hunnewell students during construction of a new or rebuilt school while mitigating disruption to students and their families, staff and the community.
Because the site is so constrained, there is no opportunity to either build a new school behind the current Hunnewell or add temporary modulars to the site to serve students during construction.
As a result, Hunnewell students will need to be relocated while the school is built.
During the feasibility study, options that have been considered for swing space include:
External locations (such as St. Paul’s School or classrooms at the Village Church)
Temporary modulars at another site (such as Sprague or Schofield or the Cameron Lot)
A combination of modulars and redistricting
Internal swing space; using space in the other elementary school buildings to accommodate grade-level cohorts of Hunnewell students during construction
Waiting until the end of the Hardy/Upham project to use either the “old Hardy” or “old Upham” (This “late Hunnewell” scenario would result in a three year delay of the project and additional construction costs due to escalation)