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Friday, August 13, 2010

CCHS renovation in holding pattern

The Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Building Committee has paused planning efforts and cancelled its August 11 meeting, awaiting clarification from the state regarding the level of potential state reimbursement for the school renovation project. The committee is looking for a decision by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on whether they are supporting a repair project or renovation project. The scope of the project must be defined before an Owners Project Manager can be hired, which is the first step in starting the feasibility study. Both Concord and Carlisle voted funds for a Feasibility Study and Schematic Design at their respective spring Town Meetings.

School Superintendent Diana Rigby will be meeting with (MSBA) Executive Director Katherine Craven on August 23 to further discuss whether the state will move CCHS from their repairs list to the renovation list. Rigby and members of the regional school committee met with the MSBA in late July. Rigby called it a “good meeting.”

Originally it was thought that the MSBA only made decisions to move schools from one list to another at their board meetings. However, Rigby explained that that was not correct.

During the July 28 meeting of the building committee, architects from the Office of Michael Rosenfeld (OMR) gave an overview of the Facilities Master Plan which they had completed in March earlier this year. For details, go to ∆

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