Monday, July 25, 2011

Winthrop Public School Building Survey

The Winthrop Public Schools will conduct a community survey in regards to our school Rebuilding Process. The survey will begin Monday, July 25th and end on Monday August 8th.  The survey will assist the School Building Committee with which options to explore for the Feasibility Study for Winthrop High School.  In addition, the School Building Committee will conduct two public heargins.  The dates are Thursday, August 11th at 7pm and Tuesday August 16th at 7pm.  Both public hearings will be held in the Harvey Room at Town Hall.


The Town of Winthrop submitted a request to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in 2006 for the renovation of Winthrop High School.  The MSBA subsequently voted to invite Winthrop into the MSBA's captial pipeline for a repair project at WHS in Oct 2007.  In recent months the School Building Committee has acknowledged that both the WHS and Winthrop Middle School are in need of major repaire/renovation.  The Town would like to explore the possibility of constructing a Middle-High School complex as opposed to renovating the existing buildings.  In March 2011, a letter was sent to MSBA requesting that Winthrop be allowed to explore the combined Middle-High School options, in addition to renovation, as part of the feasibility scope.  MSBA recently respond to the Town, that in order for us to add this as another option to explore, we must conduct an outreach to gauge community support.  Therefore we ask that you complet the survey on either the town of School website so the Building Committee can gauge our community support.  Please note all we are asking is whether you wish for the committee to explore this option. 

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