Oakdale Elementary Building Project
The Oakdale Elementary Building Project will explore ways in which the Town can capitalize on state funding to improve and update Dedham’s Elementary school facilities. The project will explore all potential construction opportunities, from a reconstruction of the Oakdale School alone to a broader plan with multi-site review and a different approach to elementary school configuration.
May 2023: Community Input Survey
It is important that all Dedham residents understand the broad educational and financial considerations associated with the replacement of three school facilities in the years ahead. It is also important that the Dedham School Committee and the School Building and Rehabilitation Committee understand the perspectives and opinions of residents when making decisions about new school buildings. The School Committee and the SBRC kindly ask that you take a few minutes to review the following information and answer a few questions.
March 31, 2023: Preliminary Design Plan Submitted
The Preliminary Design Program (PDP) was submitted to the MSBA on March 31st. This is the first milestone submission by the Team and includes the building test fits, documentation on the sites and how the site options were narrowed down to the remaining 5 sites. It also includes the District Educational Plan and Space Summaries that have been developed over the last several months.
Community Meeting: March 25, 2023 3:30pm - 5:30pm at DMS
This is your opportunity to provide input on the location and enrollment size of Dedham's next Elementary School building.
Watch: SBRC Community Meeting - Jan 26, 2023
Dedham TV recording of the SBRC Oakdale Project Community Meeting on 1/26/23
Learn More About Site Review - First Draft for Input
A first draft of the Site Review Matrix, evaluating all possible sites for a new Elementary School in Dedham. Prepared January 9, 2023
SBRC Meeting - Recent Presentations - January 2023
See the latest Designer and Project Manager presentations to the SBRC.
RELEASE January 18, 2023: SBRC Project Update
Get the latest updates on project development, timelines and next steps. Throughout the next year the SBRC will continue to request input from and provide updates to the Dedham Community. At the January Community Update Meeting, the project team will be reviewing the overall project status and project schedule. The meeting will also provide an overview of the site review process, review potential sites and provide opportunity for community input on the potential sites.
Have Questions About This Project?
Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions - and their answers - from the five recent PTO meeting presentations that took place in November & December 2022.
Community Meeting Presentation - September 28, 2022
View the presentation given at the Community Meeting, providing background, context and timelines for the project moving forward.
NEW OAKDALE ELEMENTARY BUILDING PROJECT NEWS - Sept 15, 2022
Dedham School Building Rehabilitation Committee and School Committee to Host Joint Meeting To Review Latest Progress on New Oakdale Elementary Building Project
Upcoming Events: Oakdale Project
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SBRC Meeting @ Town Hall, O'Brien Meeting Room
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
The "Oakdale Elementary Building Project" is only a name. In our Master Plan process Oakdale was identified as the school building with the greatest likelihood of acceptance into the MSBA process (it was!), and therefore became the name of the project as defined in all official documentation moving forward. The name should not be seen as indicative of a decided direction other than that any MSBA funded project plans must at least involve the Oakdale School.