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MSBA May Partner with Newton for More Elementary School Building Projects

The district is currently partnering with the MSBA for the Angier School rebuilding project, but what about other elementary schools?

With growing space needs in the Newton Public Schools (NPS), district officials are considering additional partnerships with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to renovate and rebuild the city's elementary schools. 

According a memo and facilities update from Deputy Superintendent/Chief Administrative Officer Sandy Guryan, the MSBA has said it will consider additional Newton school construction projects when its funding cycle begins again in January 2013. 

Guryan said the district had a "productive conversation" with the MSBA on June 26 where they discussed the district's serious space needs as well as its aging facilities.

To view the memo, click the .pdf to the right.

Newton , the district's oldest elementary school. Although Newton must follow specific steps in the partnership, . 

However, over the last couple of months that another school, , needs renovations or rebuilding in the near future.

In April, that outlined a possible track Newton could follow in rebuilding and renovating its elementary schools. If that plan was followed exactly, Cabot would not see completed renovations until sometime between 2020-2025.

But with deteriorating conditions at the school, parents urged school administrators to consider bumping up the timeline for a feasibility study of Cabot renovations.

According to Guryan's memo, which was issued to the School Committee on July 19, the district will now submit updated statements of interest regarding other school projects to the MSBA for consideration next year. 

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