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K-12 Educational Facilities Committee

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The Story of a Building

We think the following program will offer insightful information on the MSBA partnership from the perspective of school districts that are currently in the process or have recently completed the process of building with us. On Thursday, February 4, (snow date is Thursday, February 11th) the MSBA is collaborating with the Office of the Inspector General to host a day-long program at the Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington, MA, entitled, Story of a Building. Town and school officials from Lexington, Ipswich and Scituate will provide insightful information on the nuts and bolts of their experience partnering with the MSBA to build a school. Included will be a tour of the Estabrook Elementary School and panel discussions on preparation and planning for a school building project. In addition, there will be two members of the MSBA Board of Directors who will offer tips and information on what the MSBA Board expects from a school district’s education plan and how that plan to deliver education ultimately informs the building design. A highlight of the afternoon will be a screening of the newly released documentary film, Most Likely To Succeed. The film presents the unique way that education is delivered at High Tech High in San Diego, CA. It will set the stage for a discussion about 21st century teaching and learning and accompanying impacts on school design.

Come and join a practical discussion and hear strategies for success. This Program may be interesting to architects who are or expect to be involved in planning for a school building project. Seating is limited so register asap. For your convenience, the MCPPO registration form is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Hansberry at [email protected].

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