Residents Invited to Attend Community Forum Thursday To Discuss Fuller Middle School Building Project

The following is a press release from the Framingham Public Schools

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FRAMINGHAM – The greater Framingham community is invited to attend the 7th community forum to learn about the design, cost, and timeline for the Fuller Middle School Building Project. City and School Officials will lead an introduction, followed by a presentation and Q&A with the Architect, Jonathan Levi.

The Community Forum takes place on Thursday September 6,  from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fuller Middle School library. There is an optional school tour at 5:30 p.m.

Food, and childcare will be provided at the school during this meeting, as well as translation services in Spanish and Portuguese.

The new Fuller Middle School provides a community hub with a new 420-seat auditorium, gymnasium, athletic fields, and green space – which will be available beyond school hours and all year long. The compact three-story design dramatically reduces the building footprint from what we see today. This provides increased green space for community use and enjoyment, as well as allows for enhancements to nearby conservation areas. The new structure is set back from the street and the bus traffic will no longer be on Flagg Drive, minimizing neighborhood impact. The open space will become a new civic symbol and destination for the City for a variety of hosted events.

The new Fuller Middle School will serve the community for the next 70 -100 years with features that are important now and for generations to come. The quality of our schools are connected to the overall desirability of the City of Framingham as a residential destination. There will be tax implications for some, but as a resident, you are invited to become a part of the process to understand what that means for you.

“Through our collaboration with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, Framingham Public Schools leadership, project manager, and project architects, we were able to balance affordability with prioritizing the educational needs of our students, educators, and the community,” said David Miles, Co-Chair of the School Building Committee. “These Community Forums provide an opportunity to share pertinent information with Framingham residents and gather feedback that helps to inform the decision-making process. One of the many things we will review is the School Building Committee’s collaborative cost reduction strategy which led to more than $12.2 million dollars in savings for the proposed Fuller Middle School.”

“The thoughtful, collaborative, detail oriented, and transparent process to build a new Fuller Middle School is now in the final phase,” said Adam Freudberg, Chair of the Framingham School Committee, District 4, and School Building Committee member. “This 7th community forum is a great opportunity for residents and parents to come together to learn how this new school will better support student achievement and student effectiveness by upgrading old infrastructure decades overdue for a change.”

To find additional information regarding the Fuller Middle School Building Project and a schedule of upcoming School Building Committee meetings, visit www.fullerbuildingproject.com.

If you cannot attend the Community Forum, submit your questions in advance to rsantos@framingham.k12.ma.us by September 5.

The community forum will be broadcasted on Facebook Live athttps://www.facebook.com/FraminghamPS.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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