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Installation of new seats in the Auditorium and Lecture Hall

The SBC held it’s pre-Town Meeting public forum on Wednesday evening. Click here to watch the presentation (about 15 minutes long) and here to see the slide deck.

After the forum, the SBC held its regular monthly meeting. Highlights of progress include:

  • Installation of the new seats in the Auditorium and Lecture Hall!
  • Eversource is completing the connection of the main power line which will allow the HVAC system to begin start-up
  • Window installation continues
  • Interior finishes are being completed throughout the building
  • Teachers have begun touring the renovated building and planning for their move back in to the middle school!
  • Presentation to the SBC is here

TOWN MEETING IS ON SATURDAY, MAY 15th @ 9:30am!

  • Check-in begins at 8:30am
  • Please bring the Town Meeting materials that were mailed to you. Prefer them electronically? Visit https://www.lincolntown.org/1241/2021-Annual-Town-Meeting
  • Town meeting is anticipated to last about 3 hours. Visit the same web page as above for an overview of Town Meeting logistics.

Happy Town Meeting Week!

Some Key Dates This Week:

  • Tuesday, May 11th @ 7:30pm: Finance Committee FY22 Budget Q&A
  • Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:30pm: SBC Public Forum re: Project Update, register here.
  • Wednesday, May 12th @ 7:00pm: SBC Monthly Meeting
  • SATURDAY, MAY 15TH @ 9:30AM: TOWN MEETING! (In person, in the Hartwell Parking Lot)

The meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday are virtual. To get links and LOTS of information about Town Meeting, visit https://www.lincolntown.org/1241/2021-Annual-Town-Meeting

Just for Fun! Click the image below to see what the project looked like about a year ago in June 2020!

How it’s going…where it will end!

Phase 1 of the Lincoln School renovation is getting to the point where we can really envision the results! Below are comparisons that show current construction photos of the Dining Commons, new Reed connector, and the Auditorium versus renderings of the finished products. 

The SBC met last Wednesday, click here to see the project update slides.

Dining Commons, facing east
Connection between Reed Gym and Auditorium
Auditorium

Town Meeting is on Saturday, May 15th @9:30am under the tent in the Hartwell parking lot.  The SBC will give a project update and answer questions at a virtual public forum on Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:30pm (prior to the regular SBC meeting at 7:00pm).  Register for the public forum here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu6prT0sHNeDkXEOuJLrGIvcQuz8nMVu  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Up in the clouds…

This photo is of the refurbished “clouds” being rehung in the Auditorium. What looks like the floor is actually the scaffolding needed to work safely this high up!

The SBC meets virtually on Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00pm. Click here for the agenda and further information.

Just for fun: In the February 14th blog post, we mentioned the new Auditorium beams that were put in place through slots in the roof. Click here to see a video of the beams being lifted into place. The cuts in the roof are visible.

New Year, New (Brick) Face

The final layer of the exterior of the building is now being installed on Building D (Dining Commons)! The new brick face layer was chosen to mimic the style of the original building. Significant progress is also being made on the interior finishes. Starting in Building D and continuing through Buildings E, F, G, and H, sheetrock is being installed followed by taping, priming, and painting. Click here to see the new January photo gallery!


At Wednesday’s SBC meeting, the project team presented a progress update and the current status of the project budget. The presentation can be found here. One of the topics was an update about furniture, fixtures, & equipment, affectionately known as FF&E.

  • As was discussed last year at this time, the original budget for FF&E was $2.1M. When the construction bids came in over budget, $1.5M was taken out of the FF&E budget to help close the gap. At last June’s Town Meeting, the town voted to increase the remaining FF&E budget by ~$200K.
  • With the Middle School opening this fall and the Primary School scheduled to open in Fall 2022, the administrative team is taking a detailed look at what what can be purchased with the existing FF&E budget, what additional FF&E is required for the opening of Middle School, and what can be delayed until there is further funding available.
  • In preparation for this year’s Annual Town Meeting (MOVED TO SATURDAY, MAY 15th!), the SBC and the School Committee will begin conversations with the Capital Planning Committee and the Finance Committee about FF&E funding.

December SBC Meeting + Photos

The new connection between the Reed Gym and the Middle School.

The SBC meets on Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00pm via Zoom. The agenda with information about how to log on can be found here.

A lot is happening inside and outside the project. To see some of the latest photos, visit the new December photo gallery.

Thankful for…

  • The thoughtfulness and care of everyone working on the design and construction of the school project. Click here for the presentation from the November 24th SBC meeting.
  • Our faculty and students who are showing their imagination and resilience against the twin backdrops of pandemic and construction project. Note the creative outdoor furniture in the photo above.
  • The community’s participation in our first ever virtual State of the Town meeting. Click here to find the recordings from all three evenings. The SBC presented on night 1 (November 17th).
  • The generosity of community members who have made many donations that will greatly enhance the school for generations to come:
    • The Friends of the Lincoln School Project collected donations from more than 65 residents to fully fund the new Primary School pedestrian/bike path! They’ve raised more than the $36,926 needed to pay for the path. As was explained to donors, excess donations will be used for new furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E).
    • The Codman Trust donated $28,223 for the new pedestrian bike path leading to the Middle School and Codman Pool. Click here to see illustrations of the two paths.
    • The anonymous donor who funded the new Learning Commons courtyard.
    • The Class of 2020 Tree Fund now stands at $35,500.
    • Thanks to the Harriet Todd bequest, the Auditorium renovation is underway!
    • The Apsler family donated funds to add back the built-in benches in the new Auditorium connector and the concrete walkway to the west of the Learning commons.
  • No significant COVID costs for the project.
  • Drone technology that gives us this fun view of the project. Click here to visit the November 2020 gallery.

Next SBC Meeting: December 16th @7:00pm.

Re-posting: Watch the SBC Update from State of the Town!

(This is being reposted because the prior version had formatting issues.)

Chris Fasciano, Chair of the School Building Committee, provided an update on the project at last week’s virtual State of the Town. Missed it? Click here to watch! The video is indexed, so you can watch the whole evening or jump right to the SBC report.

The SBC meets tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Just for Fun: The new kitchen will be a serious upgrade from our current facilities. Check out the new cooler!

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