Fly-through video & forum

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To give residents a closer look at the interior and exterior design concept of the proposed new high school, we’ve created a virtual fly-through video. The next community forum will be held on Tuesday May 21, from 7-9pm at Town Hall. AHS Building Committee leaders will present details on the educational vision, design concept and cost and residents are invited …

Blog: Sustainability Update

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Sustainability is integral to the new high school design and over the past year, the AHS Building Committee has made substantial progress on identifying key sustainability features for inclusion. Our Ponderings Blog: Sustainability at the new AHS – an Update provides more details on the current plans. Arlington will receive approximately $3.5 million in additional reimbursement from the state by …

Community Forum & Tours

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To help residents learn more about the AHS Building Project in advance of the June 11 town-wide debt exclusion vote to pay for a new school, the AHS Building Committee has scheduled the following events: May 21 Community Forum7pm, Town HallAHS Building Committee leaders will present details on the educational vision, design concept and cost. Residents are invited to ask …

Updated FAQ!

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We just updated our FAQ with answers to the most recent questions that have come up regarding cost, what happens if the debt exclusion does not fail, student impact during construction, and more. Read the full FAQ.

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Blog: An Architect’s Reflections on the High School

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In our Ponderings Blog: “An Architect’s Reflections on the High School“, AHS Building Committee member and architect John Cole provides a personal reflection as to why the Building Committee chose a new school over a renovation/addition of the existing school.

Senator Friedman’s Support

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Senator Cindy Friedman made a brief statement in support of the project at the Special Town Meeting on April 29. Her remarks focused on what would happen if the voters do not pass the June 11 debt exclusion, thus turning down state funds. In summary: Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) funding is highly competitive Only 12-15 out of 70 districts …

April e-Bulletin

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Get the latest news in our April e-bulletin. To subscribe to these monthly updates, sign-up here. This installment includes: New fly-through video Town Meeting support The Consequences of a ‘No’ vote May 21, public forum

Town Meeting Approval

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On April 29, Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved the appropriation of funds for the new high school with a vote of 208 to 10. The next crucial step in the process is the town-wide debt exclusion vote on June 11 to fund the school. The Building Committee presented detailed information on the need, design concept details, cost details, process, educational vision, …

Blog: Consequences of a ‘No’ Vote

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Because of enrollment needs, deteriorating facility conditions and accreditation concerns, major work will need to be done on the high school even in the event of a failed debt exclusion. Our Ponderings blog post ‘The Consequences of a ‘No’ Vote‘ details the AHS Building Committee’s evaluation of creating a working high school should Arlington vote against the debt exclusion. The …

Blog: Update – High School Benchmarks

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We’ve updated our High School Benchmark analysis in our Ponderings blog post ‘Update: High School Benchmarks – We are not alone‘ Arlington, Belmont, Waltham, Saugus and Somerville are five high school building projects navigating through similar challenges — dense suburbs with comparably scaled projects being undertaken within the same timeframe. The Arlington High School is a complex project with many …