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School Facilities Master Plan Community Input Meeting - June 5, 2019

School Facilities Master Plan Community Input Meeting

 Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dedham Middle School


Oakdale, Riverdale, and Greenlodge parents urged to attend

 Mark Your Calendars Now


On May 21, 2018 at the 2018 Spring Annual Town Meeting, members voted to approve Article Eighteen, Appropriation to Fund Update of Long Term Facilities Master Plan of the Dedham Public Schools.  After a competitive bidding process, the Town’s School Building Rehabilitation Committee (SBRC) and School Committee selected Symmes, Maini, McKee and Associates (SMMA)  a firm with long standing architecture, engineering, and site design expertise.

On December 11, 2018 SMMA presented their initial findings at joint School Committee and SBRC meeting.  SMMA’s presentation can found HERE while the video of the meeting can be viewed in its entirety via Dedham TV’s website.

As the Town has recently completed construction of the Dr. Thomas J. Curran Early Childhood Education Center it is time to review the Greenlodge, Oakdale and Riverdale Elementary Schools and Dedham High School facilities which have not undergone major renovations or reconstruction in the past 30 years or more.

On Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 PM at Dedham Middle School, the School Committee and SBRC will be holding a community meeting to solicit input and discuss concerns of parents, neighbors, and community members regarding the future facilities of the Dedham Public Schools.  

The goal of this meeting is to gather as much input from as possible from all potential stakeholders so that SMMA has the best information to arrive at recommendations for next steps in the improvement, renovation, or replacement of school facilities in Dedham.