Board of Education Facilities Planning
In March 2008, the Board of Education established an Advisory Committee on Facilities (ACF) to address three areas:
1. To work with District Administration to develop elementary relocation options. The relocation option identified as most feasible by the Board would be used for the Hamilton Avenue School community in the event that their new building is not ready for the start of school in August 2008. If the new Hamilton Avenue School is ready for occupancy at the start of school, then the relocation option identified as most feasible would be used for the Glenville School community while their school undergoes renovation.
2. To identify causes and contributing factors for the problems at the modular classroom building located on the Western Middle School grounds.
3. To identify issues with building construction processes, maintenance procedures and the capital planning process which may negatively impact the timing, cost, or quality of our facilities projects or the ability to meet our facility standards.
The ACF, working with the full Board of Education, District Administration, Town leaders and land use agencies, and independent consultants are working to address these objectives. Key documents associated with this work are posted below:
May 2008 - Executive Summary Document - for requesting appropriation for funding to remediate modulars
April 24, 2008
Board of Education approves motion to remediate the modular facility on the Western Middle School site. This facility will be used as the elementary relocation site for Hamilton Avenue School and/or Glenville School for the 2008-09 School Year.
April 2008 - Overview of Two Remaining Relocation Options: After due research and consideration, the Board of Education has narrowed down the elementary relocation options to two: 1.) Remediation of the modular unit at Western Middle School and 2.) using Western Greenwich Civic Center with 1-3 modular units and 1-2 other school locations. This chart summarizes the two options.
April 2008 - Pros and Cons of the Western Greenwich Civic Center Option
April 2008 - Pros and Cons of the Remediated Modulars Option
April 2008 - Navigant Consulting Preliminary Findings - Powerpoint Presentation
April 2008 - Building Envelope Investigation by Hoffman Associates
March 2008 - Elementary Relocation Options: The Board of Education researched and considered numerous options for elementary relocation. This chart summarizes the options considered.