A school building project got one small step closer to becoming a reality this week.
On Tuesday, the School Committee voted to create a Fox Hill Building Committee as part of the application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).
As reported by BNEWS, the MSBA voted earlier this year to invite Burlington Public Schools into its feasibility process to replace the Fox Hill School. The MSBA website states that during the feasibility process “the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to document their educational program, generate an initial space summary, document existing conditions, establish design parameters, develop and evaluate alternatives, and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate preferred solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for their consideration.”
One of the required documents is a list of School Building Committee members and the MSBA has certain requirements of who must be on the committee.
The Fox Hill Building Committee includes all five of the School Committee members, Superintendent Eric Conti, Town Administrator Paul Sagarino, School Operations Director Bob Cunha, Fox Hill Principal David Rosenblatt, School Business Manager Nicole Coscia, Ways & Means Member Roger Riggs, BPS Director of Technology Integration Dennis Villano and Senior Building Inspector John Luther among others. There are also two Fox Hill teachers and a parent of a Fox Hill student.
Superintendent Conti said that if other members of the community wanted to be part of the new building project, there will be other opportunities and there is plenty of time.
“I just want to make sure I reiterate this is a 5 to 7 year process,” he said. “If there are people who want to be involved and aren’t on this list, there will be many opportunities to be involved.”