Join the Natick School Committee for upcoming discussions about facilities, space and capital planning. The meetings will address issues related to Johnson Elementary School and Natick High, and overall long-range space and facilities planning.
EVENT: Johnson Family Forum
The meeting will address Johnson School needs, the biggest issue being the aging school’s lack of ADA compliance. The elementary school has additional upkeep needs that will be discussed. Closing the school is not off the table.
DATE: Wed., October 27
LOCATION: links to the Zoom meeting
EVENT: Community-wide forum
Natick High School is facing space needs according to a long-range space and facilities planning report. Based on the report, administrators are looking to somehow add 6 classrooms to the this old school. This could be achieved by adding modular classrooms, similar to the way Andover has recently used modulars to add 10 classrooms at a cost of 1 million. Additional issues regarding the building will be discussed.
DATE: Mon., Nov. 1 (Note: This was moved from an original Oct. 25 date due to a clerical error in scheduling)
LOCATION: Virtual. Join the meeting via computer:
That’s interesting about the need for more space at NHS. I’m a new resident to the town so I could be mistaken but it was my understanding that it was a brand new building as of 2012. How could that be considered an old school and how could it already be tight on space after less than 10 years? So, they built a beautiful library and cafeteria, only to have to convert them into classrooms (as recommended in the report)? Where would the students eat and study? It just seems odd to build a new school that isn’t even designed to handle 15-20 years of growth.