January 7, 2020

 

Dear Westwood residents,

 

The Westwood School Committee continues to work with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on the Elementary Schools Building Project to address critical needs in Westwood’s older school facilities. We are in the process of conducting a Feasibility Study where a plan for the size, scope, design, and cost of a building project will be formalized.

 

Since the initial kickoff, we have conducted eleven focus groups to gather input on the building project, which gave both Westwood residents and faculty and staff from all of the elementary schools the opportunity to learn about modern educational programming and to provide input on the future design of the building.  Dore & Whittier (D&W), our architect for this project, has used input and feedback from these focus groups, as well as numerous studies of the site and existing building conditions, to develop an initial list of project options for the School Building Committee’s consideration.

 

We now invite you to join us for a community forum on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm at the Thurston Middle School cafeteria, in which D&W will give the Westwood community a first look at the design options under consideration, with an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide feedback on the options. We will also provide an update on the next steps in the process.

 

We hope you can attend on January 23.  We also encourage you to visit the Elementary Schools Building Project website for more information.

 

 

Thank you,

 

The Westwood School Committee


PDF of Forum Presentation

Video of Education Plan Community Forum
 



Building Project Frequently Asked Questions
A list of frequently asked questions has been compiled regarding the building project.

Listening Session Findings
Community Engagement Forums were held on October 23 and November 4. This document includes all of the feedback that was received.


PDF of Community Forum Presentation

Video of Community Forum

 

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