Petition for FWMS Approved Building Plan
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I join with other parents of current and future Fairfield Woods Middle School students in professing my support for "Plan D" as put forth to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) by the Fairfield Woods Middle School (FWMS) Building Committee.
I understand that FWMS Building Committee voted 8 to 1 in favor of this building plan.
I understand this plan was designed to the Board of Education specification to accommodate 840 students, 30% MORE STUDENTS, with increased classrooms and core facility space such as cafeteria, kitchen, nurses station, as well as auditorium, Physical Education and PT/OT additions.
I feel it is unacceptable that there is an enormous disparity between the facilities at FWMS and the facilities at Tomlinson Middle School and Roger Ludlowe Middle School and that students at FWMS experience overcrowding, insufficient cafeteria space, longer lunch lines, and crowded gym and library facilities.
I understand that the Tomlinson Middle School project cost the town $28MM for 35,000 square feet of "ground up" construction and a renovation of 160,000 existing square feet. This project will cost the town $24MM adding 45,000 square feet of "ground up" construction and renovating over 175,000 existing square feet.
I understand this plan will cost $70 per family per year in 2012 when the finances are fully amortized.
In conclusion, I, as one of the undersigned, wish to send a message to the Board of Selectmen, showing our support of this plan and urging them to ask the Board of Finance to approve it as is.