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Friday, July 30, 2010

CCHS Building Committee awaits state decision

Will the state agree to support the proposed renovation project for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS)? Currently, the high school is on the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (MSBA) repair list. The CCHS Building Committee met for the first time on July 14, but it cannot proceed until MSBA moves the school to its renovation list.

Committee member Jerry Wedge explained that the MSBA board of directors decides whether or not a school can move from a repair list to a renovation list. “What’s critical for us is to get on their agenda for their board meeting on July 28. Their board only meets every two months. If we miss this meeting, there’s nothing to do for next two months.”

When reached later by email, CCHS Superintendent Diana Rigby said that she had a “very good” meeting with the MSBA on July 22. She said, “We discussed the Facilities Master Plan and answered their questions about the plan. No decisions will be made about our category status until the end of this week [July 30].”

At the building committee meeting, Karla Johnson of Carlisle and Wedge were appointed as committee co-chairs. Concord members were sworn in by Concord Town Clerk Anita Tekle. Carlisle members will need to be sworn in at Carlisle’s Town Hall.

The committee reviewed their charge, which is to be responsible for implementing the Feasibility Study Agreement between the MSBA and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, which has yet to be drawn up. According to the MSBA website, this agreement “establishes a process for the District to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.” ∆

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