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Architect Approved by MSBA

posted Mar 30, 2017, 11:03 AM by Christina Maryland   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 7:25 AM ]

On March 28, 2017, the MBSA approved Ai3, the first choice, as the architect for the Kennedy Building Project. We are appreciative of the MSBA for their work with us.

We have worked with Ai3 in the past on the Wilson Middle School and Natick High School building projects. Both projects finished on time and under budget. We are pleased to be working Ai3, as we know this project will be nothing short of an outstanding success.

For information on the possible site options for Kennedy, we encourage you to review the attached Kennedy Middle School - Possible Site Options document.

Building Project Update - February 28, 2017

posted Feb 28, 2017, 9:48 AM by Christina Maryland

We are currently in the Designer Selection Process.

OPM prepared Request for Services (RFS) – eight (8) firms applied
OPM evaluates and reference checks applicants – sends to MSBA

Three members from the Town sit on the Designer Selection Committee at MSBA:
  • Dr. Peter Sanchioni, Superintendent
  • Dr. Anna Nolin, Assistant Superintendent
  • John Ciccarello

Designer Panel convenes at MSBA and narrows applicants to three. At this meeting, a decision can be made to select an architect. If not a second meeting will be established to interview a short list of firms.

Anticipated Timeline:
  • Submit Information to MSBA Designer Selection Panel (DSP) - 2/24/17
  • MSBA DSP Meeting - 3/14/17
  • MSBA DSP Interview (if decided) - 4/11/17
  • Negotiate Contract with Highest Ranked Firm - 4/14/17
  • Design Kickoff Meeting 4/24/17
Next milestone – Site Selection

Owner's Project Manager (OPM) Selected

posted Dec 20, 2016, 7:02 AM by Christina Maryland   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 7:05 AM ]

We are proud to announce—after vetting proposals submitted—Compass Project Management was unanimously selected to oversee the feasibility study and schematic design’s as the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM.)

Looking ahead, the next phase in this building project will be selecting an architect, which we expect to happen in January 2017.

We appreciate your support and look forward to providing more updates in the new year.

Timeline Outline: Request for Services for Owner's Project Manager Phase

posted Sep 30, 2016, 5:35 AM by Christina Maryland   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 7:43 AM ]

The District will begin the OPM and Designer Selection procurement process. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) offered the following dates as an outline that correlate with the January 9, 2017 OPM Review Panel Meeting.

Please note that these dates are not set in stone and may be subject to change.
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Last date to submit RFS and advertisement to the MSBA for review
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Place advertisement in Central Register and local newspaper
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Ad appears in Central Register and newspaper
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – Applications due to the District
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – Complete selection package due to the MSBA for review
  • Monday January 9, 2017 – OPM Review Panel Meeting

School Committee Motion 4/25/16

posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:43 AM by Christina Maryland   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 7:48 AM ]

MOTION: The Natick School Committee appoints Superintendent Peter Sanchioni, committee members Dirk Coburn and David Mangan, and consulting advisor William Hurley as an Advisory Nominating Committee with the following charges:

The Advisory Nominating Committee shall collect by Friday May 6, 2016 the names of nominees to the Kennedy Middle School Building Committee proposed by other appointing authorities as defined in the statutes and regulations of the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

The Advisory Nominating Committee shall review the credentials of persons who have expressed to the School Committee interest in serving on the Kennedy Middle School Building Committee. The committee may contact such persons for further information in order to possess equivalent knowledge and information about all interested persons.

The Advisory nominating Committee shall propose to the School Committee on Monday, May 23, 2016 a motion for the following purposes:
  • to constitute the Kennedy Middle School Building Committee,
  • to appoint nominees to the Kennedy Middle School Building Committee, including the nominees specified by other appointing authorities and a slate of nominees for appointment under the authority of the School Committee,
  • to provide such other constitutional or procedural rules and guidelines as the Advisory Nominating Committee may deem useful in promoting effective operation of the Kennedy Middle School Building Committee and consistent with the rules and guidelines of the Massachusetts School Building Authority governing school building committees, and
  • to set a first meeting date for the Kennedy Middle School Building Committee.

Natick Patch: Building Committee Members Needed for Middle School (March 5, 2016)

posted Mar 16, 2016, 10:56 AM by Christina Maryland   [ updated Mar 21, 2016, 7:31 AM ]

Natick Public Schools is putting together a building committee to assist with the replacement of the Kennedy Middle School. 

The Natick School Committee and the Natick Board of Selectmen voted to establish a building committee to assist and advise the Natick School Committee with studying the feasibility of a project to renovate, to expand, or to replace the Kennedy Middle School. This building committee will recommend actions in any and all phases of the investigation and implementation of such a project. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING AT PATCH.COM

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