Archive for Approval Process

Additional Funds Approved at the Special Election

The voters approved additional funds for the school project at today’s Special Election. Here are the votes by precinct: These numbers were the unofficial figures announced by the Town Clerk after the polls closed this evening.

Town Vote Saturday, Mar 24th

The town-wide vote is this Saturday.  Polls open at 7AM and close at 8PM.  All precincts vote at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading. This vote determines whether the secondary school project moves forward.  A majority approval is needed to pass the initiative.

Presentation from Monday’s Special Town Meeting

Here is a slideshow of the presentation made at last night’s Special Town Meeting.  To make the presentation full screen, click on the icon on the lower right. If you don’t want to step through the slides, they’re listed below.  Click on any slide to make it full screen.

Vote Passes at Special Town Hall Meeting

Last night the residents of North Reading agreed to fund the Secondary School project.  The issue passed by more than the required two-thirds vote.  Turnout was large with over 870 residents spending their Monday evening learning about and discussing the next stage of the town’s school project. The issue now moves on to the town-wide […]

Special Town Meeting Monday Night

The special town meeting to vote on the school project is Monday, March 19th, 7pm in the North Reading high school auditorium.  A two-thirds vote is needed to pass the issue.  Free on-site child care is provided starting at 6:40pm.  If the vote is successful, then the town vote will occur this Saturday, March 24th. […]

MSBA Approves North Reading’s Project and Budget

Today the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts School Building Authority unanimously approved North Reading’s proposed project scope and budget. This enables our town to bring it to a town vote. We now have 120 days to bring the issue to a town vote. Here’s a link to today’s agenda.  It was a busy meeting […]

MSBA Approves Integrated High School-Middle School Project

On September 28th, the MSBA Board approved to proceed into schematic design: renovation of the middle school, and a new high school to be built with a common core that is shared with the middle school. The shared core will include: gymnasium, library / media center, cafeteria and kitchen, and auditorium See the MSBA announcement […]

Architect Selected: Dore & Whittier

On April 19th, the Designer Selection Panel of the Massachusetts School Building Authority met to select the architect for the North Reading secondary schools project.  The Panel reviewed the twelve proposals submitted in response to the Request for Designer Services. Dore & Whittier was selected as the Designer for the project.  Congratulations! Here is the […]

Architect Selection: Request for Designer Services

We’re in the process of selecting an architect for North Reading’s new High School / Middle School.  Here’s a copy of the Request for Designer Services, describing the selection criteria.

Updated Schedule for Feasibility Phase

Revised schedule. (Click on above image to expand.) This is the most recent schedule for the feasibility phase for North Reading’s secondary school project.  It was prepared and presented by Chris Simmler of PMA Consultants at the Secondary Schools Building Committee meeting on March 22nd.  If the project stays on schedule, we can expect the […]

Improving North Reading's Secondary Schools