LETTER: Fuller Middle School Has ‘Reached The End of Its Useful Life’

FRAMINGHAM – From a building and grounds point of view, the Fuller building has reached the end of its useful life. It is over 60 years old and does not meet today’s building codes or education standards. Its original design has no insulation at all and is not energy efficient. The roof is beyond warranty and replacement would cost millions of dollars. Numerous roof leaks throughout the building have stained the ceilings in many classrooms and compromised the tectum roof materials throughout the building.

The building’s floor is structurally unsound and has had to have bracing put up underneath to shore it up.

If all the building’s capital needs were met, it would far exceed the amount that the district now receives for ALL its buildings.

It is much more cost effective to build a new, energy efficient building with the state-of-the-art classrooms that will have room for future expansion and is designed to adapt to today’s and tomorrow’s learning styles.

Getting to this point has been a long, thoughtful process vetted by many Boards and Committees and we now have full state support to fund this project.

Now is the time to say yes to Fuller and I firmly believe this is the right thing for our students and for our city.

Ricky Finlay
District 2 School Committee Member
Member of the School Building Committee
Convener of the School Committee Building and Grounds Sub Committee

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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