The Longmeadow School Building Committee (SBC) was formed during the Summer 2008.
The School Building Committee meeting scheduled for April 19 has been postponed to April 26 at 7pm in the Fire Station meeting room, 44 Williams Street.
Membership includes Select Board, School Committee and Town employee representatives as well as community members with applicable skills and experience to support the mission and objectives of the School Building Committee.
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The Longmeadow School Building Committee will be meeting the third Thursday of every month at 7 PM from now until the end of the year. The dates are as follows:
August 19- Fire Station September 16- School Committee Room October 21- School Committee Room November 18- School Committee Room December 16-School Committee Room
The Longmeadow High School Project was APPROVED at the Annual Town Elections held on June 8, 2010.The vote was YES 4076, 2340 NO so the Proposition 2½ Debt Exclusion override for the new High School Project was approved.
The Special Town Meeting on May 25 approved the Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override by a vote of 2132 to 211. There will be a Prop 2½ debt exclusion ballot question (majority vote to approve) at the Annual Town Elections on June 8.
LHS- The Maintenance Factor 3/24/10
The Longmeadow School Building Committee held a Public Forum on April 8, 2010. Here is a link to the slides used for this forum.
The Schematic Design Report for the proposed high school building project has been submitted to Massachusetts School Building Authority. A hard copy of this lengthy report is available for review at Storrs Library.Some key sections have been posted below for online viewing:
Narrative Building Systems Descriptions from the Civil, Structural, Technology and MEPFP consultants. These elements are reflected in the plans, elevations, sections, details, MA-CHPS scorecard and the cost estimates.
The Longmeadow School Building Project was approved on March 31 by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. See the MSBA official recommendation for details. Grant Approval Letter Katherine Craven, MSBA Executive Director to Jahn Hart, 3/31/10 The next steps before the project becomes a reality are a Special Town Meeting on May 25 to vote on a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override (needs 2/3 vote for approval). If successful, there will be a Prop 2½ debt exclusion ballot question (majority vote to approve) at the Annual Town Elections on June 8.
Public Forum/ September 30, 2009
The project architect presented cost estimates for the three options (1B, 2A-1 and 2B) selected by the SBC for the long term building solution for LHS. Here is a link to the slides used during the presentation that summarize and include the details for the three selected building options.
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Read the new Frequently Asked Questions section about the School Building Project to help answer some of your questions.
School Building Committee Is Making Progress!- 5/16/09 As the school year comes to a close, the Longmeadow High School Building Committee (SBC) would like to update the residents of Longmeadow on the milestones reached during the last several months and the schedule of upcoming objectives to be reached over the summer and fall months. On Thursday, March 5, 2009, the SBC voted unanimously to approve Josslin Lesser & Associates, Inc. (Josslin Lesser) of Watertown, MA as the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for the Feasibility Study/ Schematic Design portion of the Longmeadow High School project. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) subsequently voted to accept Josslin Lesser as the OPM for the town of Longmeadow. The SBC and the Town of Longmeadow are very pleased to be working with Josslin Lesser. They have provided us with a stellar team for the project. Josslin Lesser’s acumen in the field, their strong knowledge of MSBA regulations, and their solid relationship with the MSBA is essential. We look forward to this long journey with them! Since the selection of the OPM, the SBC has been working closely with Josslin Lesser on the Request for Services (RFS) for the Designer Architect who will conduct the feasibility study. We are pleased to announce that during the month of April, nine (9) architectural firms submitted proposals to perform the study for Longmeadow High School. The next steps in the architect selection process are primarily driven by the MSBA. These steps include sending three members of the SBC to meet with the MSBA on May 19, 2009 to participate in the MSBA Designer Selection Panel (DSP). The DSP consists of twelve state representatives and three members of the Longmeadow SBC. This panel will review the proposals from each of the architectural firms and rank them. The top three firms will then be asked to return in June for interviews with the entire DSP, including the local representatives. After the interviews, a firm will be selected and contract negotiations will begin. We are fully expecting the selected firm to start the feasibility study in June.
Educational Visioning & Programming: June – July 2009
Development of Alternatives: August – September 2009
Public Forum to Discuss Feasibility Study Findings: ~September 2009
Recommendation of Preferred Solution: October 2009
Schematic Design of Preferred Solution: November 2009 – February 2010
MSBA Project Scope & Budget Conference: February – March 2010
MSBA Board Vote: March 2010
Town Meeting Approval of Project: April 2010
The SBC will continually provide updates as decisions are made and milestones accomplished.
Forum- High School Building Project- 10/14/08
Christine Swanson- Longmeadow School Committee Chair explaining the HS building project details
Longmeadow High School Facilities Tour- October 2008
left to right (Larry Berte, Principal LHS, Jahn Hart, Superintendent Longmeadow Public Schools, Adrian Phaneuf, Facilities Director)
Educating our citizens is a priority! The building of a new high school or the significant renovation of the current high school in Longmeadow has been a topic of discussion for many years. Now that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has placed LHS on the short list of candidates for funding consideration, our discussions are becoming an exciting reality! This reality is significant for every resident of Longmeadow and not just those who currently have or will have children in the public school system. However, the LHS Project is more than a school redevelopment project: it is the improvement of a major, long-term town asset. It is the largest building project Longmeadow has undertaken since the initial construction of the high school over 50 years ago. The project will affect every one of us for many years, in different ways:
It is the cornerstone of our public education system, and, therefore, enables the achievement and reputation of excellence in education to continue for the next 50 years.
The public high school building will be a landmark of town character and civic pride.
Property values are indirectly influenced by the investment in the public school system and the development of critical town assets.
Residents bear a portion of the cost through property taxes.
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