To provide the community with the best educational facility that not only enhances and advances the learning environment for our children but also addresses the fundamental needs of our community as a whole.
1. Needs Assessment (2000 - 2004) 2. Statement of Interest (2004 - 2008) 3. Feasibility Study & Schematic Design (2008 - 2009) 4. Design (2010) 5. Construction (2010 - 2012).
The school is under construction with a planned September 2012 opening.
2000 School Committee commissions study to evaluate the replacement and/or renovation of the Freeman-Centennial School. 2002 Feasibility Study completed; recommends replacement. 2002 Massachusetts School Building Assistance stops accepting applications for new projects. 2004 July 28 -- SBA becomes MA School Building Authority (MSBA) under Massachusetts Treasurer's Office. 2004 Norfolk School Building Task Force (SBTF) formed to prepare application. 2007 July 1 -- MSBA begins accepting applications. 2007 SBTF completes application and Statement of Interest. Submitted to MSBA. 2007 November 28 -- MSBA approves Freeman-Centennial project for Feasibility Study phase. 2008 Norfolk Town Meeting approves funding the Feasibility Study & Preliminary Design. 2008 July 8 - Board of Selectmen establishes Norfolk School Building Committee. 2008 November 17 - Norfolk School Building Committee & MSBA select Joslin, Lesser + Associates as Owner's Project Manager. 2009 March 29 - Norfolk School Building Committee & MSBA select Flansburgh Architects as the project architect. 2009 New Feasibility Study completed - recommending new construction over renovation option - submitted to MSBA. Project estimate: 2009 July 29 - MSBA approves Feasibility Study and set reimbursement rate at: 53.16% state share, 46.84 % local share. 2009 November 10 - Norfolk Town Meeting approves funding of local share ($ ). 2009 December 8 - Voters approves debt exclusion override for local share. 2010 June 60% Design Completed. RFP for Early Site Package 2010 Summer - Early site work performed (fencing, access roads, temporary parking) 2010 September - 100% Design Completed. RFP for Construction 2010 - Fountaine Brothers Incorporated (FBI) awarded construction contract. Construction Begins Norfolk School Committee names building: Freeman-Kennedy School. Groundbreaking Ceremony
2012 School Opened, September
The Massachusetts School Building Authority will fund a minimum of 50% of the Feasibility Study and Schematic Design Phase.
Local Funding The Town of Norfolk appropriated funds to cover its remaining share of the Feasibility Study and Schematic Design Phase. 9/09 Update: Norfolk residents' share of the project will be 46.84% of the MSBA project cost.