Runkle School Building Committee


In accordance with 963 CMR 2.00 (Massachusetts School Building Authority Regulations), the Town of Brookline established a School Building Committee for the Runkle School renovation / addition project. Committee membership is as follows:

Designation Name & Title
Phone Number
 Local Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Daly, Chairman, Board of Selectmen 617-232-0728
Administrator or Manager Mel Kleckner, Town Administrator
School Committee Member Helen Charlupski
School Committee Member Glenn Cunha 617-879-0692
Superintendent of Schools William Lupini
Local Official Responsible for Building Maintenance
Charles Simmons, Director of Public Buildings 617-730-2185
Representative of Office Authorized by Law to Construct School Buildings Daniel Bennett, Building Commissioner
School Principal Vanessa Beauchaine
Member Knowledgeable in Educational Mission and Function of Facility Jennifer Fischer Mueller, Deputy Superintendent
Local Budget Official or Member of Local Finance Committee Sean Cronin, Deputy Town Administrator 617-730-2206
Members of Community with Architecture, Engineering, and/or Construction Experience Ken Kaplan, Building Commission 617-277-4352
Other - Please Provide Brief Background Info / Expertise Peter C. Rowe, Deputy Superintendent 617-730-2424
  1. 2012
  2. 2011
  3. 2010
  4. 2009
  5. 2008

Runkle School Building Committee Meeting Minutes


The Runkle 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 January 6, 2009, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and the Town of Brookline, through the Designer Selection Panel (DSP), recommended that a contract be awarded to Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc. for the design of the Runkle School project. Access the press release (PDF).

July 20, 2009

On July 20, 2009, the Runkle School Building Committee approved a preliminary design (PDF) for the project.

November 17, 2009

At the November 17, 2009 Special Town Meeting, a $29.1 million bond authorization was approved to fund the project. Per a vote of the MSBA, the state is expected to pay for 41.58% of eligible costs, estimated at approximately $11.8 million.

February 5, 2010

On February 4, 2010, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the School Department's request for a special permit.

October 26, 2010

On October 26, 2010, the Board of Selectmen awarded a contract to G&R Construction for the project.

Students were relocated back from the Old Lincoln School to the newly renovated and expanded Runkle School over the Columbus Day weekend.

Please visit the town's master calendar for the official listing of future committee meetings.