Category: Project Updates

Budget Updates and Savings from Potential VE Items Discussed

On January 8th, the TSBC met and reviewed updates to the project budget. The total project costs were submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) at $46,969,476 (Tisbury share of $33,377,807) including construction, soft and continuous costs. The MSBA has raised the Tisbury School project reimbursement percentage slightly to 41.26% and increased the square-footage cap, reducing the overall Town share.

A detailed list of “Value Engineering” (VE) items was reviewed and discussed to determine where project costs could be reduced. Several items were taken/accepted as changes, reflecting a savings of approximately $287,500.

The full presentation can be viewed on the Documents page. The next TSBC meeting is scheduled for January 22nd. More information can be found on the Meetings & Events page. At the next meeting, the TSBC will vote on Design/Bid/Build (DBB)or Construction Manager at Risk (CM-R) for a delivery method, as well as the bid alternates.


 

Board of Selectmen approve submission to MSBA

The Tisbury School Building Committee (TSBC), the Tisbury School Committee, and the Tisbury Board of Selectmen met to review the status of the current project and budget on Thursday, December 14th and voted to submit the current Schematic Design and budget to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The Committees and Board jointly approved the submission.

The full presentation can be viewed on the Documents page. The next TSBC meeting is scheduled for January 8th. More information can be found on the Meetings & Events page.


 

Updates and Options for Exterior Design

The Tisbury School Building Committee met on Monday, December 11th review Safety/Security with the Tisbury Fire, Police, and Ambulance Chiefs and discuss minor revisions to the exterior design and site. Discussion on exterior options included dormers, roof materials, window variations, brick patterns, and window trim colors.

An album of the current renderings can be found on the Photos & Video page. The PDF of the full presentation to the TSBC can be found on the Documents page.


 

Updated Exterior Design

The Tisbury School Building Committee met on Monday, November 27th to view updates to the exterior of the new school building and discuss exterior materials. Updated floor plans for the interior were also presented.

An album of the current renderings can be found on the Photos & Video page. The PDF of the full presentation can be found on the Documents page.


 

We Need Your Input!

Please join the Tisbury School Building Committee at one of our upcoming meetings dedicated to discussing the exterior design and materials for the school building project.

We will have two (2) meetings on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Tisbury Emergency Services Facility Conference Room:

1:00pm – A combined Outdoor Facilities and Material & Maintenance Working Group meeting
3:00pm – Tisbury School Building Committee Meeting to discuss: A. Construction Procurement and B. Exterior Design and Materials

Any questions or comments? Please contact Tisbury SBC Chairman Colleen McAndrews at (508) 714-9345 or themcsix@comcast.net


 

Building Placement Selected and Updates to Design Presented

During September and October, the Tisbury School Building Committee (TSBC) reviewed options for building placement on the existing site and design options for the new building. At the 9/25 meeting of the TSBC, a vote to proceed with “Option 3B” – a building location on the east section of the site – was approved. Updates to the schematic design of the interior spaces and examples of exterior finishes have been presented to the committee for consideration.

Other information can be found on the Documents page and the Meetings page, including past presentations, meeting minutes, and information about upcoming meetings.


 

MSBA Board Votes Tisbury School into Schematic Design

August 23, 2017 – The Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors voted to move the Tisbury School project into the Schematic Design phase. In the Schematic Design phase, the MSBA and the Tisbury School project team will look at options to replace the existing school. The first step for the project team will be to review options for placement of the new building on the site.


 

Town Boards review School Building Committee’s recommendation

At a meeting of the Tisbury School Building Committee, the Tisbury School Committee, and the Tisbury School Advisory Council held on Monday, July 17th, the members met with Town Boards to review the recommendation for new construction on the current site for the Tisbury School project consider the necessity of a second vote. The board members present included the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, and the William Street Historic District. After the presentation and lengthy discussion, it was agreed that the TSBC did not require a second vote and would move forward with the current recommendation.

The SBC recognized that this was an opportunity to re-group as a committee and have the leadership of our town support this project going forward so that we end up with a successful, fiscally responsible project for the future of our town and its citizens.


 

Building Committee votes for new construction at the current location

The Tisbury School Building Committee, having thoroughly reviewed all the possible options throughout the Feasibility Study over the past year, voted on June 19th to develop a plan for new construction on the existing site at 40 W. William Street. This plan was submitted on June 29th to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for review and MSBA Board of Directors approval in August, after which the Town will proceed in to the Schematic Design Phase.

The Project Team and the School Building Committee will consider various options for site circulation and building placement during this phase, in preparation for submission of a Preferred Schematic Design in November of this year. Links to the presentations from the June 7th and June 19th meetings can be found in the Documents page.

The Tisbury School Building Committee will host public forums in the fall regarding input on school design and building placement. Once scheduled, information will be posted in the Meetings page.