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Rockland’s Jefferson Elementary School Building Project Enters Next Phase

Rockland Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Alan Cron
34 MacKinlay Way,
Rockland, MA 02370

For Immediate Release

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Rockland’s Jefferson Elementary School Building Project Enters Next Phase

Left to right: Dan Biggins, Rockland School Committee Chairman; Dr. Alan Cron, Superintendent of Schools; Colleen Forlizzi, Assistant Superintendent of Schools; Ed Kimball, Rockland, Board of Selectmen Chairman; Dick Phelps, Rockland School Committee Vice-chair and Tom Mills, Rockland School Committee member.

ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Schools Superintendent Alan Cron is pleased to announce that the district’s Jefferson Elementary School building project has been accepted into the feasibility study phase of the process by the state.

On Wednesday, members of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) moved the school building project into its next phase.

“This is an important step toward providing the next generation of Rockland children with a world-class education,” Superintendent Cron said.

The next meeting of the building committee will be on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. A discussion will be held to review the new phase of the process and what lies ahead.

The next step for the building committee is to hire a project manager. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be posted statewide in mid-January to solicit applications from project management firms. A subcommittee of the building committee will also be formed for the selection of the project manager.

The subcommittee will reduce the list of candidates down to three finalists before making their decision. The process is expected to take 8-12 weeks.

Once a project manager has been chosen, they will guide the building committee in choosing an architect.

The district, building committee and the MSBA will look at the building options provided by the architect and determine the best option to present to taxpayers. This process will take 6-8 months.


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