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Jul 27

9th Elementary School Site Selection Study - Progress Update

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 12:39 PM by Ben Lummis

Ongoing Public Meetings on 9th School Site Selection 
Currently the 9th Elementary School Site Selection Study of the Beverly Road, Baldwin/Soule, and Brookline Village sites is underway. The study will continue through this summer with the final report being presented to the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen on September 8. Since October 2015, the School Committee and Board of Selectmen have held 14 public meetings about site selection for the 9th Elementary School. 

On July 26, Jonathan Levi Associates presented an update on the progress of the Site Selection Study to the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen. More than 120 community members attended and saw a presentation of numerous ideas for how a school could be sited  at the Baker Road, Baldwin/Soule, and Brookline Village sites.The meeting was broadcast live on BIG TV.
The final Site Selection Study report will be presented to the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee on September 8. A series of public meetings will follow in September and into October to gather additional community input prior to the final site selection on October 13. The schedule for upcoming public meetings is below. Please check the town website for final times and locations.

  • September 8: School Committee/Board of Selectmen joint meeting for JLA presentation on completed Site Selection Study findings. Public input will be gathered through written and electronic means. Public comment and Q&A will occur at September 14, 22, and 28 meetings as well as neighborhood meetings.
  • September 14: Open House on Site Selection Study – brief presentation followed by discussion at stations
  • September 22: Public Hearing on Site Selection Study
  • September 28: Open House on Site Selection Study – brief presentation followed by discussion at stations
  • September 26 – October 6: School Committee Members and Selectmen attend meetings with neighborhood associations 
  • October 13: Joint School Committee/Board of Selectmen public meeting to make final site selection