FAQs


Design Development Phase Frequently Asked Questions:

The Elementary School Building Committee has updated the Frequently Asked Questions since the project funding approval at the June 5, 2017 Annual Town Meeting.  These FAQ's were updated on July 10th to provide answers to additional community questions received.


Schematic Design Phase Frequently Asked Questions:

The Elementary School Building Committee has provided specific Frequently Asked Questions for the full project Funding approval for the upcoming May 1, 2017 Town Election and June 5, 2017 Annual Town Meeting.  These FAQ's were updated on April 3rd to provide answers to additional community questions received and to reflect the new Town Meeting Date. 
 
Click here to view the 2017 Frequently Asked Questions that were updated on April 3, 2017.


Land Swap May 2016 Frequently Asked Questions:

The Elementary School Building Committee has provided a specific Frequently Asked Questions for Article 44 at the May 2016 Annual Town Meeting. 
Click here to view the Town Meeting FAQ.


Feasibility Phase Frequently Asked Questions:

What activities would be covered by the appropriation? 
The $1,000,000 amount referenced in the article covers the full cost of the Feasibility Study, including schematics and project manager costs. The Feasibility Study documents the educational program, generates an initial space summary, documents existing conditions, establishes design parameters, develops and evaluates alternatives, and recommends the most cost effective and educationally appropriate preferred solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for their consideration, then proceeding to development of a robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project. 

Will the Feasibility Study take into account updated population assessment, to size any proposed new construction accordingly?  
Yes, The MSBA and school committee agreed to the enrollment of the school for sizing the project.  The enrollment for a Kindergarten through fifth grade school is 515 students.  The Town will also study the existing configuration with a projected enrollment for a Kindergarten through fourth grade school with 425 students.  Both the preceding numbers do not include the Pre-kindergarten which will be added on top of the school program.

Do we know whether we are renovating Clyde F. Brown Elementary School, or constructing a new building or what type of building? 
No. The Feasibility Study will initiate a transparent process in which active community engagement will be sought to determine the nature of the solution to the constraints at Clyde F. Brown Elementary School.  No decision has been made on whether the solution will involve renovation or rebuilding or what type of building. 

Have sites for a solution been selected?  
No, a site has not been selected.  Identification of potential sites, evaluation of those sites, and selection of a site are all part of the Feasibility Study.  Additional community outreach and input are integral parts of the upcoming Feasibility Study.

What educational model is being considered to address some of the districts facility constraints? 
The Millis Elementary School Building Committee has discussed with the MSBA and the Millis School Committee that the Town's preference is to bring the fifth grade back to the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School.  

Would potential land acquisitions have to be completed prior to Feasibility Study?  No.  Any required land acquisitions would be identified as part of the Feasibility Study, not prior to it.  Any potential land acquisitions would have to be completed prior to project bonding, but not prior to Feasibility Study.


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