Facility Project

Introduction

In March of 2014, the Hopkinton School Board (Board) accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to form a District Facilities Steering Committee (FSC). This recommendation was precipitated by a decline in projected enrollment and longstanding deficiencies in the Hopkinton School District’s (HSD) facilities. The FSC was tasked to develop a plan to consolidate the current three school configuration into a two school, P-­5 and 6-­12, model and address issues related to the conditions and configuration of the HSD’s facilities.

The FSC met regularly over the subsequent eighteen months. As part of this process, the FSC retained a contracted Architecture and Engineering (A&E) firm, Harriman Associates (Harriman), to assist with the development of potential programmatic configurations and estimated costs for the Board’s consideration. Facing an unanticipated increase in projected enrollment and the attendant costs to grow projected capacity within a two school footprint, the Board revised the charge in October, 2016 and directed the FSC to concentrate on a three building solution to address the issues considered in the original charge.

Objectives
The objective of this effort was to meet the charges of the Board, as revised,
while determining the best value to the HSD and to the Town of Hopkinton.
Specifically:

  1. The most effective school, building, and grade configuration.
  2. The educational specifications necessary to deliver a high quality program.
  3. The resolution of safety and security concerns.
  4. The resolution of accessibility deficiencies throughout the HSD.
  5. Resolving the deficiencies noted in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) report.
  6. The satisfactory completion of appropriate deferred maintenance projects.
  7. The relocation of the School Administrative Unit (SAU) building.
  8. The ability of the project to meet community related facility needs.
  9. The overall cost of the project.

Reports & Presentations

NameDescription
Steering Committee PresentationSlides from the School Board Meeting 8/22/17
Main ReportReport to the School Board 8/22/17
Appendix AOriginal and Revised Charge
Appendix BSubcommittee Reports (folder)
Appendix CHarriman Report (Architect)
Appendix DNEASC Letter from 11/4/16
Appendix ENESDC Demographic Study
Appendix FAHERA inspection report 8/2014
Appendix GExecutive Summary on Wood Energy
Appendix HTax Impact Worksheet 9/1/2017
September 20, 2017 Info Session 1Elementary Education Specifications Audio
PODCAST # 1 PODCAST #1 Background - Context - Jay Burgess
October 25, 2017 Info Session 3Community Partnerships/Finance/Energy Audio
PODCAST #2Elementary Education Specifications - Tim Stokes
November 14, 2017 Info Session 4Secondary Education Audio

News

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11/09/2017
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5dr0BwemTLrckc1TlEySE5YRXc
Posted on
11/09/2017
NESDEC Enrollment Projections Report 2017
Posted on
10/20/2017
The Hopkinton School District is seeking bids for fiber Internet and WAN access. Details are at the following links:Internet AccessWANBids are due by 10AM on November 20, 2017.
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