Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Massachusetts School Building Authority did not approve Statements of Interest (SOI) for Stoughton High or the South Elementary School this cycle. School officials indicated the district will resubmit the SOIs in 2013.
The Stoughton School Department experienced a setback in the preliminary stages with its plans to start the potential replacement or renovation of Stoughton High School or the South Elementary School. The Stoughton Public Schools received official word Monday from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) that its Statement of Interests (SOI) filed for Stoughton High School and the South Elementary School will not be accepted this cycle. The MSBA has an upcoming January board meeting and neither SOI will be on the agenda, the school department announced in a press release Tuesday morning. Filing a SOI is just the first step in a lengthy process for replacing or renovating a school. Stoughton started this SOI application process in…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Massachusetts School Building Authority's Board of Directors meet in October and November, at which time Stoughton will learn if its Statement of Interest for either Stoughton High or the South School has been accepted.
Statements of Interest (SOI) were filed with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for both Stoughton High School and the South Elementary School back in January of this year, which is the first step in a lengthy process for replacing or renovating a school. The SOIs detailed numerous physical issues with both buildings. But a decision on either SOI has yet to be made, so the School Department is left to wait for a verdict. "The [School] Committee has done everything possible to present the best possible candidacy," Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi said at the August 28 School Committee meeting. "[We're] holding our breath and waiting to see." The MSBA has two more Board of Directors meetings before the end of …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Twenty-two articles were discussed at the seventh session of Stoughton's Annual Town Meeting on May 30.
They didn't generate much - or any - discussion on the Town Meeting floor, but they were some of the more noteworthy of the 22 articles discussed at the seventh session of Stoughton's 2012 Annual Town Meeting, Wednesday night at Stoughton High. Town Meeting members passed articles to improve the fleet of vehicles for the Police and Fire Departments; replace bullet resistant vests for the police; and replace the windows at the Hansen Elementary School. Town Meeting unanimously passed a request from Police Chief Paul Shastany to replace three cruisers and two SUVs at the cost of $204,438. A year after voting down an article to fund the replacement of the Fire Department's ambulance #3, Town Meeting supported the $250,000 borrowing request …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Article 66 is asking for Town Meeting to borrow up to $1 million for a feasibility study for a potential renovation or replacement of SHS. Almost 57% of the feasibility study's cost is reimbursable. Take a look at a photo tour of SHS in the media gallery.
The Stoughton School Department will ask Town Meeting members to fund a feasibility study for a potential renovation or replacement of Stoughton High School, a required step by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in any school building project. The schools are anticipating the cost of the study to be as much as $1 million, although it can end up costing less. The town will be reimbursed for the cost of this study at a rate of 56.6 percent. The presentation on the feasibility study that will be made at Town Meeting is posted in the media gallery as a PDF. A feasibility study, according to the School Department's presentation, will help: Statements of Interest (SOI) were filed with the MSBA for both SHS and the South …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Both boards vote to allow Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi to submit statement of interests to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for SHS and the South, the first step in a lengthy process of potentially replacing the two schools.
The town inched another step closer on Tuesday to starting the process of potentially replacing two of its school buildings. In separate votes, the Board of Selectmen (4-0) and the School Committee (5-0) both unanimously authorized Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi to submit Statement of Interests (SOI) to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for replacing Stoughton High School and the South Elementary School. Now, the Chairs of both boards (Joyce Husseini, School Committee and John Stagnone, Selectmen), the Superintendent of Schools and the Town Manager, Francis T. Crimmins, Jr. must sign the SOIs before they are submitted to the MSBA. While the required votes have been taken, don’t expect to see construction …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Schools will be drafting a statement of interest declaring their desire to rebuild Stoughton High School and the South School. But, the Board of Selectmen will have to approve the statement before it's submitted to the Mass. School Building Authority.
The Stoughton Public Schools' Feasibility Committee urged the town to take the initial step in the process of replacing two aging schools in Stoughton—Stoughton High School and the South Elementary School. Following Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting, the town is inching closer to doing just that. The Feasibility Committee told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that they recommend no additional money be spent on repairs for Stoughton High or for the South School, except in emergency situations. The Committee concluded that both buildings needed to be rebuilt. The first step in the potential rebuilding process is to declare the desire to pursue building new schools by filing a statement of interest (SOI) with the Massachusetts School …
Friday, April 1, 2011
A region roundup of news for Friday, April 1.
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