Updates: 2015-16

  • 2015-16 
    June, 2016
    At the Special Meeting called for 6/27/16, the Minuteman School Committee voted to authorize debt under MGL Ch. 71, Sec. 16 (n). Information on the District Ballot Election can be found here.

    May, 2016
    The town of Belmont voted on 5/4/16 to reject the project. The motion was defeated by a vote of 141/81.   All the other 15 towns either voted "Yes"  or took no action, which means non-disapproval.  Based on Belmont's vote, t
    he District sent a letter to MSBA, pursuant to 
     MSBA policy on 5/18/16.  On 5/25/16, the MSBA  made a determination, granting Minuteman an extension until 11/30/16 to secure local approval. Read MSBA letter (6/17/16) and related press release here. 


    March-May, 2016
    The new Regional Agreement was approved by the Commissioner on 3/11/16.  On 3/15/16, the School Committee voted to bond for the Building Project under MGL Ch. 71, 16 (d).  Read letter sent to all member towns informing them of the vote here.  The Annual Town Meeting (Spring, 2016) schedule and results related to bonding the project under 16 (d) can be found here.  
     
    January, 2016
    The MSBA Board of Directors considered Minuteman's submitted Schematic Design and at their  meeting held in Boston on 1/27/16, they  voted unanimously to authorize its Executive Director to enter into a project funding agreement with Minuteman for the new $144.9 million educational facility.  Read press release.

    December, 2015
    On 12/15/15, the Superintendent and the Architects met with the Town of Lincoln's Capital Committee.  See KBA Presentation.
     
    November, 2015
    The School Committee met on 11/17/15 and voted 12-1 to approve the recommendation of the School Building Committee to approve the Schematic Design, and to authorize Skanska USA, the Owner’s Project Manager, to submit the Schematic Design materials to the Massachusetts School Building Authority on behalf of the Minuteman School District, no later than 12/1/15.  See KBA PresentationMinutes, and Press Release. 

    The School Building Committee  met on November 16, 2015 and voted 13-0 to approve the Schematic Design with the recommendation to the School Committee to authorize Skanska USA, the Owner's Project Manager, to submit the Schematic Design materials to the Massachusetts School Building Authority on behalf of the Minuteman School District, no later than 12/1/15. See Minutes.  See KBA Presentation.

    October-November, 2015
    Community meetings were held during October-November, 2015 to address concerns raised by some of the towns. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found here.   
     
    September-October, 2015
    Information Sessions for Town Officials
    Three meetings were scheduled to present  information on the Building Project to Town Officials (9/21, 9/28, and 10/ 2/15).  Below are documents related to these information meetings:
    1. Updated Power Point (10/2/15)
    2. The "Go It Alone" Option  [The Non-MSBA Report and Appendix documents can be found here.]
    3. Repairs Only Breakdown
    4. Enrollment Resolution Facts: The Determination of the 628 Student Design Enrollment Number
    5. Assessment Projections
    September, 2015
    At their 9/15/15 meeting, the Minuteman School Committee approved  Minuteman District Goals 2015-16, focused on attaining the required approvals for a schematic design and for funding the proposed building project. 

    August, 2015
    With the 8/6/15 vote of the MSBA, the District has been approved to move forward into Module 4: Schematic Design. 
    Read more here.