In May of 2020, Statements of Interest (SOI) were submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for both Franklin Elementary School and Countryside Elementary School. Though the Franklin School project was not selected by the MSBA to move forward at this time, both the City of Newton Capital Improvement Plan and the Newton Public School's Long Range Facilities Plan include a major capital improvement project to address the school's facility needs.
The first Franklin School Project Community meeting was held on November 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Mayor Fuller kicked things off, the Public Buildings Department gave a high-level presentation of the project process and timeline, and then we had a great dialog with the community.
The link and access information for the recording of the meeting is below. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Franklin community to create something very special for the students, staff, and neighborhood.
Access Passcode: J4hz5L#*