HSBC Update – June 22, 2009
The High School Building Committee met on June 18th to continue its work on the Feasibility Study and Schematic Design. Steve Millington of HMFH Architects, working with high school staff, is continuing to refine the educational specification to get closer to the bottom line square footage that MSBA recommends for a high school of 900 students. Millington reminded the HSBC that the ed spec will continue to be adjusted through schematic design. Wayland is very close to the state guideline in total (over the guideline in science, art, music, and the commons, while well under the guideline in special education and vocational/technical education).
The Massachusetts School Building Authority is analyzing Wayland’s selected option which is new construction of two buildings on the current parking lots with a renovated field house. MSBA has hired an independent cost estimator to study the comparative cost data provided by KV Associates on a single building and two-building approach.
The project team is working on a Feasibility Study packet to be submitted to MSBA by the end of June. The MSBA Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on the Wayland selected option on July 29th. A positive vote will allow Wayland to proceed with completing schematic design. If all goes according to schedule, the MSBA Board will vote on a Project Scope and Budget at the end of September. Wayland voters will have 120 days from that date to hold an election and town meeting to approve funding for the project.
The next meeting of the HSBC is scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the School Committee conference room on the second floor of the Wayland Town Building. The community is invited to all HSBC meetings. Information is available on the HSBC website at www.waylandschoolcommittee.org/whs/hsbc/index.htm and at the Wayland Public Library.