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TELL US: What Would You Like to See at a New Angier Elementary?

The Board of Aldermen and School Committee met last night to discuss preliminary design ideas for the school -- but what are you looking for?

Although the Angier Elementary rebuilding project is in its early stages, city and school officials are starting to consider some of the design possibilities for the new school. 

Last night, the Newton Board of Aldermen met jointly with the School Committee to hear more about those initial possibilities from the project's design firm, DiNisco Design.

Leno Filippi, a principal architect with DiNisco, presented several plans for both new construction as well as options for renovation or additions.  

Newton Patch will have more on this meeting and the presentation, stay tuned!

Both city and school officials emphasized that last night's presentation consisted of preliminary designs and was meant to be the start of a discussion and feedback period.

So, now that the conversation has started, what would you like to see at a new Angier Elementary? Tell us in the comments section below. 

With roughly two acres of land, a city park next door, and a busy village center nearby, there are certain restrictions to the site. Nevertheless, we want to know what you would like to see at the new school. 

Earlier this month, , including the potential number of classrooms as well as the size of the gym, library, cafeteria, music and art rooms. 

Susan Huffman November 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Personally - I would rather see a whole new elementary school in Upper Falls and the Highlands. The city took ours away about 25 years ago and turned it into housing. Now our children have to be bussed to schools in other neighborhoods - which are already overcrowded.
Stephanie November 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
SPED classrooms, available meeting space for parents and teachers, a cafeteria (and not a hall way); space for the whole school to meet; enough classroom space and bathrooms; two separate playgrounds (one for older kids and one for younger kids); a garden; a functional HVAC system; functioning water fountains; space for administrators; a gym that doesn't flood. This is a start
Stephanie November 20, 2012 at 06:16 PM
And make it handicapped accessible
Heather November 21, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Make sure you do not repeat the mistakes of the very expensive NNHS. The cafeteria and library have to be large enough to accomodate the student population. The parking ( which is a disgrace at NNHS) is not so much an issue as the children are not yet driving age. The city has too many aging school buildings and it is time to buck it up and consider larger schools .....there is no way the city can afford to renovate/build new structures without massive tax increases. Any new school should support at least 500 students and have a minimun of four classrooms per grade.
Stephanie November 21, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Parking is still an issue. Right now if you want to meet with your child's teacher, you need to park two blocks from the school. I agree with Heather - four classrooms per grade should be the norm. Four real classrooms.

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