NPS Space Debate (Schools not Stars)

What do I need to know right now?

NPS has published this document to answer space questions posed by School Committee with a target to vote at upcoming meetings:

  • HS space / plan to move pre-school (potentially to East school) on 11/1

  • Johnson closure / Memorial construction on 11/15.

Public forums will be held next week for discussion. Many members of the community are concerned that critical information has not been made available and the timeline for these decisions is unnecessarily fast. 

Wednesday Oct 27 @7pm: Johnson Family Virtual Forum: Video Link

Monday Nov 1 @7pm: Community-wide Virtual Forum: Video Link

Wednesday Nov 3: School Committee votes to move pre-school from HS (likely to East): Video Link

Monday Nov 15: School Committee likely votes on Johnson closure and Memorial plan: ZOOM link

What's coming up?

Timeline and Useful Documents

  • ​Spring 2021: Space plans presented to public through school councils. Many questions were left unanswered.

  • 9/28/21: Special SC meeting (not recorded; 1 member of public) to discuss space plans. PNF minutes are here, but focus on HS, Johnson and Memorial.

  • 10/4/221: School Committee meeting (recording) resulted in a list of open space questions

  • 10/18/21: School committee meeting (recording) included follow-up from 10/4 and referenced the NPS Long Term Planning document, but only small parts of the document were discussed as only 1 hour of 4 hour meeting was spent on this topic. No time was left for public input. (Watch Guide!)

  • 10/19/21: Special SC meeting that is not available on Pegasus. Recording should be available through public records request. Majority opinion that Johnson closure/Memorial should be decided on 11/15 and HS/pre-school on 11/1.

  • 10/27 and 11/1: Public forums held.