Devotion School Building Committee

Devotion School Project Update 4/14/2015 (PDF)

Mission

The Devotion School Building Committee is responsible for the general monitoring of the grant application process and to advise the town during the construction of the project.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Project Update
On November 13, 2012 Town Meeting approved $1.75 million for the Feasibility Study / Schematic Design Phase of the Devotion School Project. On January 30, 2013, the Massachusetts School Building Authority's (MSBA) voted to authorize the execution of a "Feasibility Study Agreement (FSA)". An Owner's Project Manager (OPM) has been hired and the services of HMFH Architects, Inc have been procured through the MSBA's "Request for Services" (RFS) process.

On September 26, the Committee voted Option 1 as the "Preferred Schematic" option.  The September 22, 2014 presentation showing all options is available below under "Recent Presentations".  The actual "Preferred Schematic Report" (three volumes) are available:

On November 19, 2014, the MSBA voted to approve the Town to proceed into schematic design based on the Preferred Schematic option submitted by the Committee.  The letter from the MSBA can be viewed here.
Members
In accordance with 963 CMR 2.00 (Massachusetts School Building Authority regulations), the Town of Brookline established a School Building Committee for the Devotion School renovation / addition project. Committee membership is as follows:
Designation
Name & Title
Contact
SBC Member Who is Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) Certified
Tony Guigli, Owner's Project Manager
Email
Ph: 617-730-2044
Local Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Daly, Board of Selectman
Email
Ph: 617-730-2200
Administrator or Manager [i]
Melvin Kleckner, Town Administrator
Email
Ph: 617-730-2210
School Committee Member
(Minimum of 1)
David Pollak

Helen Charlupski
Email
Ph: 617-566-3212

Email
Ph: 617-566-5329
Superintendent of Schools
William Lupini
Email
Ph: 617-730-2401
Local Official Responsible for Building Maintenance
Charles Simmons, Director of Buildings
Email
Ph: 617-730-2185
Representative of Office Authorized by Law to Construct School Buildings
Daniel Bennett, Building Commissioner
Email
Ph: 617-730-2099
School Principal
Joe Connelly Email
Ph: 617-879-4400
Member Knowledgeable in Educational Mission and Function of Facility
Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, Deputy Superintendent
Email
Ph: 617-730-2429
Local Budget Official or Member of Local Finance
Committee
Melissa Goff, Deputy Town Administrator
Email
Ph: 617-730-2205
Members of Community with Architecture, Engineering, and/or Construction Experience
Ken Kaplan, member of Building Commission

Sergio Modigliani, Planning Board

Jim Batchelor, Preservation
Commission

Angela Hyatt, Advisory Committee
Email
Ph: 617-232-3300

Email
Ph: 617-735-9197

Email
617-739-2359

Email
Ph: 617-734-3742
Other: Please Provide Brief Background Information / Expertise [i]
Mary Ellen Dunn, Deputy Superintendent

Arden Reamer, Parent

Pam Roberts, Parent

Roberta Winitzer

Linda Leary, Historical Society (Alternate)
Email
Ph: 617-730-2424

Email
Ph: 617-834-5785 

Email
Ph: 617-277-9275

Email
Ph: 617-975-0075

Email
Ph: 617-738-7204
[i] "Administrator or Manager" refers to a Town Administrator, Town Manager, or to an equivalent position.