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Elementary School Building Committee

Our mission: “To facilitate the development of a proposed solution to the operational and educational constraints of Center School that will be supported by the voters of Hopkinton, as well as the MSBA.”


  • ESBC to attend MSBA Designer Selection Panel meeting in Boston
    The MSBA Designer Selection Panel meets at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 40 Broad Street, Boston, MA.

    School Committee Chairman Jon Graziano, Superintendent Cathy Macleod, and ESBC Vice Chairman Mike Shepard are representing Hopkinton on this 15 member committee.

    The meeting is public and all are welcome to attend to observe.

    For more about the MSBA Designer Selection Panel, please refer to http://www.massschoolbuildings.org/building/team/dsp
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:01 AM by Rob Nickerson
  • ESBC sits down with HCAM for September community update
    The ESBC's Vice Chairman, Mike Shepard, and Owner's Project Manager (OPM), Tim Bonfatti, recently sat down with HCAM-TV for their September community update. Topics include the role of an OPM, the architectural designer selection process, and how the community will play a large role in making the Center School project a success. WATCH NOW


    Posted Sep 26, 2014, 2:27 PM by Rob Nickerson
  • ESBC executes contract with Compass Project Management, discusses proposed project timeline

    The ESBC had a fantastic meeting on August 12, which started by executing the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) contract with Compass Project Management. Immediately after, the team hit the ground running by reviewing a Request for Designer Services (RFS) that will be used to procure the professional designer. The remainder of the meeting was spent reviewing an activity timeline, with forecasts for key milestone dates leading all the way to an eventual start date for construction.

    The team could not be more excited; things will begin happening quickly, and will soon be planning community engagement events to get community feedback and provide updates. The public is always welcome to be heard at all ESBC public meetings (next date to be posted soon). 

    Posted Aug 18, 2014, 5:54 PM by Rob Nickerson
  • ESBC endorses Compass Project Management, Inc. as OPM for Center School Project
    In another milestone for the Center School project, the ESBC voted unanimously June 26th to endorse and support the OPM selection subcommittee's choice of Compass Project Management, Inc. as the owner's project manager (OPM), at a negotiated fee of $134,286. 

    Pending approval of the MSBA in early August, the first order of business for Compass will be to help the ESBC execute the feasibility study (including site search, designer selection, and more)."
    Posted Jul 3, 2014, 9:58 AM by Rob Nickerson
  • MSBA votes to advance Hopkinton's Center School project to feasibility phase

    At their March 26 Board of Director’s meeting, The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) voted to move forward Hopkinton’s Center School project into the feasibility phase.

    Tasked with facilitating the development of a solution to the operational and educational constraints of Hopkinton’s K-1 Center School, the ESBC will now begin the process of evaluating and hiring a project manager, engineering firm, and other entities necessary for completing the feasibility study.

    "Entering the feasibility phase marks a significant milestone for Hopkinton” said Joe Markey, Chairman of Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC). “Thanks to continued collaboration across town boards and committees, and strong community enthusiasm for finding a solution to the constraints at Center School, we are ready to hit the ground running into this next phase, with openness and active community engagement our key guiding principles."

    The ESBC’s next public meeting is at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 27, at Town Hall, Room 211.

    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:48 AM by Rob Nickerson
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