Friday, January 14, 2005
Carlisle School reviews capital needs First, the space crunch
Doyle was asked how many modular classrooms would be needed to support the new sixth grade middle school plan. The current fifth grade, over 118 students, is too large for the current four-group middle school model. The new plan splits the teachers into two teaching teams of three teachers each, and splits the students into small units. Doyle said a minimum of two modular classrooms would be needed. Sykes said he has examined how two modular classrooms with additional offices would fit behind the preschool.
Reordering the priorities
After further discussion, the school committee agreed to reorder the priority list:
1. Space crunch: modular classrooms (purchase or rent modular classrooms);
2. Expansion Feasibility Study completion: finish the 2002 study on increasing the footprint of the school campus;
3. Lighting replacement and upgrade: replace old lighting fixtures with newer equipment which NStar will refund at approximately 50%;
4. Technology upgrade: update library network wiring and increase switching capacity;
5. Technology replacement cycle: replace oldest computers on a yearly cycle;
6. Tractor replacement: replace the school's 17-year-old tractor.
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