Forum Tomorrow – Last Chance to Weigh In on New Center School Site

REMINDER: The Elementary School Building Committee will be holding the second of three workshops TOMORROW Saturday, January 24 from 9-10:30am at the Hopkinton Middle School Library.  The forum is designed to engage the public in the Center School Feasibility Study, a project to address the constraints at Center School focused on meeting the needs of Hopkinton’s pre­K through 1st grade educational program.

The focus of the workshop will be presenting the site options, and then gathering feedback, questions, and opinions from the community.

NEW: Here’s the site evaluation matrix, a tool the ESBC developed to generate discussion around the pros and cons of each site alternative. Evaluation Matrix – ESBC- HES Concept Options -20150121

The slideshow below includes draft conceptual test fit depictions produced by the DRA design team.  They were created to evaluate each site’s potential for a new or expanded Center School.  There are currently 11 variations of school options (numbered 1 – 11) being considered at 4 different locations, including the potential for new land acquisitions. The preliminary concepts are subject to change and not reflective of final design.

HPTA State of the Schools

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The State of the Schools will air LIVE this week on Monday, January 12 at 7pm on HCAM. (Comcast channel 8; Verizon channel 30). Superintendent, Cathy MacLeod and Chair of the School Committee, Jon Graziano, will be answering questions pertaining to the Hopkinton Public Schools. You can attend in person at HCAM Studios (77 Main Street) or submit any questions that you may have before Monday at 12pm to stateoftheschools@hptaonline.com.
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ESBC Community Workshop – January 24th

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The Elementary School Building Committee will be holding the second of three workshops on Saturday, January 24 from 9-10:30am at the Hopkinton Middle School Library.  The forum is designed to engage the public in the Center School Feasibility Study, a project to address the constraints at Center School focused on meeting the needs of Hopkinton’s pre­K through 1st grade educational program.

The focus of the workshop will be presenting the site options, and then gathering feedback, questions, and opinions from the community.  

The slideshow below includes draft conceptual test fit depictions produced by the DRA design team.  They were created to evaluate each site’s potential for a new or expanded Center School.  There are currently 11 variations of school options (numbered 1 – 11) being considered at 4 different locations, including the potential for new land acquisitions. The preliminary concepts are subject to change and not reflective of final design.

These conceptual test fits will be presented at the forum.  Feedback from the community on these options is encouraged to help shape the future of early education in Hopkinton.

The site options are available for viewing at the following locations:

Additional Information:

203 Pond Street Purchase

On Tuesday, January 6, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to authorize the Town Manager to begin negotiations over 203 Pond Street with the landowner, exploring the Town’s options for exercising its right of first refusal on the notice of intent to sell and Town Meeting consideration. The property owner has received an offer to sell for $2 million, but the town has the right of first refusal, with 120 days to make a decision.  The Community Preservation Committee will consider recommending the use of CPA funds for part of the purchase. Several other groups have said they will try to obtain grant money for a portion of the purchase price. Read more:

203 Pond Street - Whitehall Woods Alliance
203 Pond Street – Whitehall Woods Alliance