Building Project News
Exciting next steps happening right now! Check out the links on the left or widgets on this page to learn more about the building project. Remember, we WELCOME YOUR INPUT either through our Q and A, an email to Dr. Libano, or by participating in one of the community events.
Ξ Latest News Ξ
Jan. 8- Planning meeting w SPS Admin and Secondary Coordinators
SSBC Meeting- 6:30pm, Public Safety Building
Dec. 12- Presentation and discussion with SHS Faculty
Dec. 12- Presentation to School Committee
Dec. 11- SHS PTO Information Meeting
Dec. 11- Meeting with architects, project management, and school project leadership team.
Nov. 27- We moved into the Preferred Schematic Process this week! Getting into more specific designs of the three options: 1) Renovation, 2) Addition and Renovation, 3) New Construction.
Nov. 21- Educational Program submitted to MSBA! Completes Preliminary Design Program.
** SSBC Meetings are every other Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Public Safety Building (Jan. 8, Jan. 22, etc)
SHS ADA Compliance Problems
In 2013, the district commissioned an existing conditions study by SMMA in order to determine future capital needs at SHS. The resulting report highlighted significant concerns. Among them was the fact that few spaces meet current educational requirements as established by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (see maroon in picture below). Additionally, there were numerous structural concerns, as well as areas that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilites Act (see circles in picture below).
In the spring of 2016, the district began exploring the likelihood of securing state funding for renovating the existing facility or building a new high school by submitting a Statement of Interest to partner with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). In February of 2017, SHS was one of three high schools in MA to be invited into the MSBA's 2017 Eligibility Period, which is a 270-day timeframe during which the district must secure community support to enter into a Feasibility Study. The school district is seeking that interest at town meeting on November 6, 2017.