Community Forum #8 is Tonight Via Zoom
NORWOOD – The Town of Norwood would like to share with community members several upcoming meetings and events that will provide the public opportunities to provide feedback and learn about the Coakley Middle School Building Project.
Three community forums are scheduled for February and March. Updates on the project will be presented, cost projections will be shared and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions related to the project. Norwood residents are encouraged to attend.
- TONIGHT Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register in advance for this webinar here.
- Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m., in person at the Coakley Middle School, 1315 Washington St. This forum will include a tour of the Coakley Middle School
- Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m., via Zoom. Register in advance for this webinar here.
“We encourage Norwood residents to attend the upcoming forums to learn more about the project and ask questions or share feedback,” Norwood General Manager Tony Mazzucco said. “This is an important and impactful project for our community, and we want to make sure residents are well-informed on the process, what’s happened so far and the next steps.”
Town of Norwood Finance Commission Meeting
On Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., the Town of Norwood Finance Commission will vote whether to support the Coakley Middle School Project. The Commission’s agenda and meeting link will be posted to the town website at least 48 hours before the meeting.
All upcoming meetings and events regarding the project can be found on the meeting calendar here.
About the Project:
In 2017, the Norwood Public Schools completed a district-wide facility study to review the elementary and middle schools. The Coakley Middle School was identified as the school with the most building deficiencies.
The proposed new Coakley Middle School would open in 2025 for approximately 1,070 middle school students. The town is currently in the Schematic Design Phase of the project, which will establish the final Project Scope and Budget.
Norwood residents will vote on the project’s associated Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion at Town Meeting on Monday, March 14, and again in a ballot vote on Monday, April 4.