Heath School “Listening Session” scheduled for Friday, January 19th from 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. in the Heath School Library.

Public Schools of Brookline

333 Washington Street  v  Town Hall

Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

January 3, 2018

Dear Heath School Community,

As you might know, the Town of Brookline is currently conducting a 9th School Alternative Site Study, which will involve a comprehensive study of several potential siting locations for a 9th school. This study will reexamine locations previously studied as well as include additional locations, including the possibility of identifying multiple sites and/or combining sites to address Brookline’s enrollment driven need for additional classroom capacity.

Heath School is one of several Brookline Schools to be included in this study as a potential multiple site solution. HMFH Architects have been contracted to assist with the evaluation of all sites under consideration. One very important aspect of this study will be to involve and solicit ideas and valuable input from the School Communities being studied. For this reason, we invite you to attend a Heath School “Listening Session” scheduled for Friday, January 19th from 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. in the Heath School Library. We will begin the Listening Session with a brief summary concerning the purpose and scope of this 9th School Alternative Site Study but then quickly invite all in attendance to share their ideas, concerns and suggestions on how the Heath School location or other locations could prove to be the total or partial solution to Brookline’s growing  classroom capacity problem.

Pip Lewis, principal architect for HMFH will join me and other Town officials at this meeting. We look forward to listening to your ideas and engaging everyone in beneficial dialog that may help us shape recommended solutions to this challenging issue. To help you follow our progress, please use the website link (https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/school9).

YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROCESS IS IMPORTANT TO US!

Sincerely,

Joe Connelly

9th School Alternative Site Study Project Manager