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NEW SCHOOL UPDATE - June 5, 2019

With the passing of the referendum to fund the new elementary school and recent hiring of the Tecton Architects to design the facility, I write to update you on the next phase of the project and the process for public input and communication with the Municipal Building Committee/Board of Education.

·        Public forums to provide input to the design professionals will commence this Fall. Specific dates are still being determined.

·        Communication will follow the same effective process that we implemented prior to the referendum:

§  Any input and/or questions relating to the New School Project may be emailed to newschoolproject@brookfieldps.org.  Procedural questions will be answered regularly.  Specific questions and suggestions involving technical expertise will be forwarded to Tecton Architects for consideration.  Please do not contact members of the design team directly.

§  Please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bpsnewschoolproject for progress updates.   

§  Updates, archived information, and FAQ’s regarding the school project may be found on the website: http://newschoolproject.brookfieldps.org/.

§  Below, please see chart of Design Phase Project Milestones:





Brookfield approves building new Huckleberry Hill school!


REFERENDUM for the new school project is:

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019.

Polls are open 6am to 8pm

See the New School Project Mailer with information regarding the proposal: 

New School Project Mailer

Have a question? Email: newschoolproject@brookfieldps.org


Click to view the Presentation by Tecton at the 1-15-19 Town Meeting

Please click on the following link (https://youtu.be/jrNSC9UsQwk) to view this 6 minute video which outlines the rationale and vision for the New School Project.

New School Project Introduction Video



Presentation to the BOF & BOS Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Have any questions about the New School Project or the presentation from 10/16/18?

Email newschoolproject@brookfieldps.org

FAQ’s: Questions and Responses are posted to

 Please take the time to review project information that has been developed and archived for the past two years at https://sites.google.com/a/brookfieldps.org/bpssfc/  and on its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bpsnewschoolproject



Brookfield Community,

As many of you are aware, at its regular meeting on August 15, 2018, the Board of Education unanimously approved the plan to build a new Pre-K – 5 school on the Huckleberry Hill property as presented by the Strategic Facilities Steering Committee. 

In accordance with the Town Charter, the next​ step for the BOE was to move the project to the Board of Selectmen to be formally assigned to the Town’s Municipal Building Committee (MBC) for further development.  At its September 4th meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to authorize the MBC to oversee and supervise the new school project.

The MBC’s role is to provide primary leadership for the project, establishing goals & timelines and supervising the overall process. At its September 18, 2018 regular meeting the MBC established an Ad Hoc Subcommittee to further develop the new school project. The Subcommittee consists of the Chairs of the Boards of Education, Finance and Selectmen, as well other key stakeholders necessary to support quality project development. Members include Representative Harding, Treasurer Lucas, Superintendent Barile, and an individual with construction management experience yet to be selected.

A key element of this Ad Hoc Subcommittee’s role will be communication with the public. Colette Sturm, BOE Chair and Dr. Barile, Superintendent of Schools, will speak on behalf of the new school project to answer questions, post updates, and lead public engagement efforts. 

After this meeting, a dedicated email will be established for you to submit questions and suggestions. Your concerns and the Subcommittee’s responses will be published in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) posting. At this time of Subcommittee transition, please take the time to review project information that has been developed and archived for the past two years at https://sites.google.com/a/brookfieldps.org/bpssfc/  and on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bpsnewschoolproject



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