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Sep 02

9th Elementary School Site Selection: Final Schedule Set for Public Meetings

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 11:41 AM by Ben Lummis

Hello Brookline Community Members, 

Over the past year, the Board of Selectmen and the Brookline School Committee have been leading the final site selection process for a new elementary school in Brookline. Final site selection for a new PK-8 elementary school is currently scheduled for October 13. Since October 2015 there have been 14 public meetings on site selection where community members have been able to learn about, participate in, and provide input about site selection for the new PK-8 elementary school.

There will be five more public meetings in September and October to provide the public with information about the sites under consideration and to get additional community input. Please see the current schedule of public meetings copied below. 

Currently the 9th Elementary School Site Selection Study is studying possible sites at: the Baldwin School; Beverly Road (Baker School site); and Harvard Street (Stop & Shop site). This report will be presented publicly to the Board of Selectmen and School Committee on September 8 at Town Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. All members of the public are invited to attend.

We urge community members to attend these meetings and become informed about this very important choice that is ahead for our town. A new elementary school will ease overcrowding in our schools and maintain our small class size.

For more information about the process to select a site for a new PK-8 elementary school, please visit the http://www.brooklinema.gov/1286/9th-Elementary-School-Study

Joint Board Meeting on the 9th Elementary School Selection Study
September 8. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall, 6th floor
Presentation of the 9th Elementary School Site Selection Study by Jonathan Levi Architects. At this meeting public input will be collected through written and electronic means as this meeting is expected to be lengthy.

Open House on the 9th Elementary School Site Selection
September 14. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Baker School, Beverly Road
Town and School officials and staff will provide information on the 9th School Selection Study, answer questions, and solicit input from community members.

Public Hearing on the 9th Elementary School Site Selection
September 22. 7:00 p.m. Town Hall, 6th floor
The School Committee and Board of Selectmen hold a Public Hearing to hear public comments on the 9th school. Written input will also be collected.

Open House on the 9th Elementary School Site Selection
September 28. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pierce School Cafeteria, School Street
Town and School officials and staff will provide information on the 9th School Selection Study, answer questions, and solicit input from community members.

Joint Board Meeting to Make Final Site Selection
October 13. 8:00 p.m. Brookline High School Auditorium
The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee will meet to vote on final site selection for the 9th Elementary School in Brookline.