4/10/2013 - Statements of Interest Submitted

posted Apr 24, 2013, 1:50 PM by Rob Nickerson   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 2:00 PM by Hopkinton Administrator ]

What is a Statement of Interest (SOI):

An SOI provides a notification that Hopkinton is actively seeking Massachusetts School Building Administration (MSBA) partnership. SOIs state the conditions of an existing school building and do not specify a solution. Submitting an SOI is the first step as the Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) works with the community to evaluate alternatives and develop a preferred solution over the coming many months.

Why Two SOIs?

The MSBA allows only one "priority Statement of Interest" from a community and the "priority Statement of Interest" for Hopkinton is for Center School. A second SOI relative to Elmwood was prepared in order to provide the ESBC as many options as possible as they seek a solution for Center School. The second SOI would only be used if the ESBC ultimately determines, after deliberations that would take place over many upcoming months, that a solution to Center School could involve sharing of building resources at Elmwood School.

What is the Status of the SOIs?

After being favorably voted upon, the final SOIs were submitted on April 10, 2013.