School Building Committee News
Hunnewell Feasibility Study
On May 16th the SBC voted (11-1) to recommend all-new construction as the best option to meet educational program needs identified during the feasibility study.
See SBC Meeting Presentation 5-16-2019
Go here for information on the Educational Program for Hunnewell.
The new construction option was presented to the School Committee and Board of Selectmen at a joint meeting with the SBC on June 6th. During the week of June 17th, both boards voted to approve the SBC’s recommendation.
See SBC/BOS/SC Joint Meeting Presentation 6-6-2019
At its June 13th meeting the SBC:
- Reviewed potential scenarios for parking and student drop-off/pick-up and traffic analysis data presentation by SMMA’s traffic consultant
- Authorized contract amendments for additional services to further evaluate Swing Space options
See SBC Meeting Presentation 6-13-2019
Project timing and next steps depend on development of consensus on a swing space option, followed by Town Meeting appropriation of design funds, and subsequent Town Meeting and voter approval of construction funds.
Hardy/Upham MSBA Project
On June 18th
the Massachusetts School Building Authority(MSBA) Designer Selection Panel interviewed and ranked
the qualifications of three firms to provide designer services for this project. The Town will take steps to negotiate a contract with the top ranked firm, SMMA.
Next Steps: Module 3: Feasibility StudySee MSBA Modules Overview
School Building Committee (SBC)
The School Building Committee (SBC) was created and charged
by the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen to conduct, subject to their guidance and approval, the feasibility process for two new or renovated elementary schools:
- Hunnewell, in a project to be funded entirely by the Town, and
- Hardy or Upham, funded in partnership with the MSBA
The foremost priority for the SBC shall be for facilities that best serve the elementary students of Wellesley by meeting their educational programming needs in the most fiscally responsible manner.