Lincoln-Eliot Elementary and NECP (Preschool) Project
Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School
The Lincoln-Eliot School project at 150 Jackson Road had been progressing through the feasibility phase when it was put on hold due to the financial impact of COVID-19. This project has now been restarted. The project team and working group has now reconvened and will first reconfirm the target enrollment and proposed space program before moving on to develop building and site options to consider for this Title I school. This project is dependent on completion of the NECP project at 687 Watertown Street and is currently anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2025.
Download the July 30, 2021 communication to Lincoln-Eliot staff and families here: PDF Letter to L-E Staff and Families.
Please visit the project website, linked on the right side of this page, for detailed information, as well as meeting dates, locations, and materials. To subscribe to receive regular updates on this project, please Email.
Lincoln-Eliot has monthly School Building Committee (SBC) meetings. These meetings are typically held via Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM. Details on accessing the meetings can be found on the City of Newton calendar .
Newton Early Childhood Program (NECP)
The renovation of the building at 687 Watertown St. is in progress. The Newton Early Childhood Program is scheduled to move to this new space during the 2022-23 school year. Details on the project can be found at the project website linked on the right side of this page.Monthly construction update meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM. Details on accessing the meetings can be found on the City of Newton calendar.
Update - November 9, 2021
On November 9, 2021, the Lincoln-Eliot School Building Committee voted unanimously to focus on addition and renovation options for the site at 150 Jackson Road. There were several reasons why this approach was approved, including:
- The addition and renovation options can meet and exceed the school program
- Provide a finished product comparable to the Angier, Zervas, and Cabot School projects
- Preserve a historic facility
- Avoids delays in the project schedule
- Are superior from an embodied carbon and environmental perspective
- Leverage the financial value of the existing facility to yield a project that is ~$14M less expensive than the new construction options.
The Building Committee has not yet a preferred addition/renovation option. The committee will be working together to find the best possible option for the building and the site in the coming months. Here is the access information for the recording of the meeting from last night.Topic: Lincoln-Eliot SBC CommunityStart Time: Nov 9, 2021 05:43 PMMeeting Recording:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/
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