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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Elementary School Building Committee

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The Town Manager continues to seek volunteers to serve on a new Elementary School Building Committee. This Committee is established in compliance with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to monitor the application process and advise the Town Manager during the construction of a new elementary school building in the Town of Amherst.

The Committee will work with consultants to develop the required plans and authorize the submission of these plans to the MSBA. Note: the School Committee is responsible for the educational program.

This Committee will be working throughout the 5-7 years it will take to move through the design, community engagement, and various approval processes.

The MSBA requires designated Town employees to serve on the Committee including the Town Manager, School Superintendent, building principals, building maintenance officials, Town financial officers, and a person certified in public purchasing. There will also be elected officials on the Committee from the Town Council and School Committee

We are seeking members of the public who are interested in serving including a resident with experience in energy efficient public architecture, engineering, or construction; a teacher or resident with knowledge of current educational mission and function of current facilities; and a resident with experience in effective community outreach.

We are especially seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds to participate and welcome parents/guardians of young children who may be in the elementary schools in five years.

Members will be expected to prepare for and participate in meetings that will occur 1-2 times per month. The plan is to schedule meetings at the beginning of the day.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve, please fill out a Community Activity Form online by clicking here 

If you have questions, reach out to our Community Participation Officers at 

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