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 Study

See 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. 
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School Building Committee - HHU


Sharon Gray, Chair
Thomas Ulfelder, Vice Chair


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July 11 - SBC Meeting, 5:30 pm - Great Hall, Town Hall

July 25 - SBC Meeting, 5:30 pm - Kingsbury Room, Wellesley Police Dept. 
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