Cooperative Middle School Renewal Committee Invites Residents to Attend CMS Building Project Presentation in Newfields


New Hampshire SAU 16
Dr. David Ryan, Superintendent
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833

For Immediate Release

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Media Contact: Jessica Sacco
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Cooperative Middle School Renewal Committee Invites Residents to Attend CMS Building Project Presentation in Newfields

NEWFIELDS — The Cooperative Middle School Renewal Committee would like to invite residents to attend (or watch) a meeting on the proposed building renovation project.


Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.


Paul Memorial Library, 76 Main St., Newfields


On March 12, voters will be asked to consider a $17.8 million project to improve services for students, faculty and staff at CMS. All six towns that make up CMS — Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields and Stratham must collectively pass the ballot item with at least 60 percent voting in favor for the initiative to move forward.

The project includes adding classrooms, installing another elevator closer to the entrance of the building, creating a multipurpose room for arts and alternative physical education, re-configuring the cafeteria so that lunches no longer need to begin at 10 a.m., and creating office space for teachers and staff who are currently relegated to storage closets.

Newfields CMS Renewal Committee member Lesley Steinhauser, along with CMS Principal Patty Wons and Assistant Principal Bill Perkins will present on the overall scope of the work, budget impact and how the project will benefit the CMS community.

Committee representatives will also take to time to answer questions and address any  concerns from the public regarding the project.

The meeting will be live on Zoom (a video conferencing app), so that those who cannot attend can listen and participate.