1. Why would pre-fabricated buildings be the solution at Fiske, rather than bricks & mortar?

  • Pre-fabricated buildings, with a life of 20-25 years provide a good value for construction and can be available for August 2016.

2. Why would pre-fabricated buildings be the solution at Fiske, rather than bricks & mortar?

  • Pre-fabricated buildings, with a life of 20-25 years provide a good value for construction and can be available for August 2016.

3. If you start with pre-fabricated buildings at Fiske, does that eliminate the ability for bricks & mortar later?

  • No. The pre-fabricated buildings will not be located in the same location as the location for future bricks & mortar additions.

4. Is there an immediate plan for the existing modular buildings?

  • The modular at Hastings and Diamond will be replaced. The modular at Bowman will not need to be removed during any pre-fabricated addition.

5. Would there be an additional cost to purchase the Laconia site if this was the desired location for the Pre-K?

  • Yes. The section of land being considered is privately owned. The other land on the site includes ConComm land, trails.

6. Would the Laconia site accommodate projection enrollment growth if chosen for the Pre-K?

  • Yes, the study includes enrollment projections.

7. How many classrooms would the new Pre-K house?

  • 7-10

8. None of the streets around Laconia have sidewalks. Will this be addressed?

  • Accessibility and traffic studies will be included in the plan.

9. When considering Worthen Street as a potential location for the Pre-K, are the long term needs of the high school being considered?

  • This site is being looked at as requested, but yes, this is being considered.

10. What is the latest date to decide on pre-fabricated buildings for September 2016?

  • The release of funds following the July Summit will allow the team to proceed. Mid-July is the target date for the Design Development phase. Construction funds would need to be appropriated in the Fall of 2015.

11. Are there preliminary ideas regarding improvements of core spaces at Harrington?

  • Yes, the core spaces will be reviewed.

12. Has this design team built a school that has more than 30 general classrooms?

  • Educational decisions are being made by the Town. The design team noted that 600 is roughly the amount of students at which the core spaces might need to be added to. This project is not investigating the idea of a building larger than 30 general classrooms.

13. Are there additional layers to the idea of moving the Pre-K at Harrington?

  • No, only looking at how to utilize the open spaces with the existing population.

14. Will parking and traffic be addressed at Harrington?

  • Yes, this will be studied at all sites.

15. Is the goal to have 24 classrooms at all of the elementary schools?

  • At the four being discussed tonight: Bridge, Bowman, Harrington & Fiske, after Hastings is completed.

16. Will the modular spaces be used as overflow as discussed in the SMMA study?

  • The goal is to eventually get Bridge and Bowman back down to the target population.

17. How close are we to the 24 classroom goal at Fiske without the pre-fabricated buildings?

  • There are currently 22 classrooms and the pre-fabricated buildings would add 2 to meet the 24 classroom goal at Fiske.

18. At what point do we address the High School if the Elementary and Middle Schools enrollments are continuing to grow?

  • The high school is o.k. for now, and will be reviewed during future phases.