…what is the right number of choices?
Currently there are 6 school concepts under consideration, ranging from $49M to $115M, and offering different levels of transformation of our educational spaces.
- Some community members say this is too many choices for June 9th.
- When the School Building Committee eliminates concepts, some community members wonder if there are solutions we’ve missed.
- We get a lot of feedback that the community values a solution that transforms the educational spaces & is sustainable.
- We get a lot of feedback that the price tag is high.
How would you narrow it down? We need you to help us answer that question on April 10th! (two workshop sessions: 8am & 7pm, Reed/Brooks Gym)
Why attend? What are we going to do?
- Get more in-depth information about both the Lincoln School and Community Center concepts, including sustainability information.
- Make the case! Which concepts do you think we should put forward on June 9th? Your feedback will have a direct impact on how we shape the Special Town Meeting.
A bit of history…
- Many months before the 2012 vote on the Lincoln School project, the SBC of the time had to choose a “preferred option” to submit to the State.
- After many public meetings, the committee used a complex evaluation matrix that weighed criteria such educational benefits, community benefits, sustainability, construction time, and cost.
- The project did not get the 2/3 majority it needed at Town Meeting.
- After the vote, the School Committee promised that in a future process there would be a Town vote to choose a pathway.
- This is why multiple concepts are being brought forward on JUNE 9th!
- We want you to be part of the process to help us determine how many/which concepts should be considered.
- There’s more work after June! There will be a Special Town Meeting and a Ballot Vote to approve the $ in the fall (dates TBA soon!) A 2/3 vote at the STM, and a majority vote at the ballot are required for the project to happen.
- April 27th, 1pm: Are you eligible for a property tax exemption, deferral, or abatement? Bemis Hall
- April 30th, 6pm – 7:30pm: Multi-Board Meeting – Update on “Campus Project Briefing Document” & discussion about June 9th Special Town Meeting. Hartwell Multipurpose Room
- April 30th, 7:30pm – 9pm: Looking at Costs – hosted by the Finance & Capital Planning Committees. Hartwell Multipurpose Room
- May 3rd, 9am: SBC @ Lincoln Nursery School
- May 5th: SBC @ Lincoln Library. Time TBA
- May 11th, 10am: SBC @ Council on Aging
- More to come, stay tuned!