D-Y Regional School District Considers New Construction or Renovations

YARMOUTH – The architectural firm hired by the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District to look at school renovation projects held their first of three visioning sessions on Thursday night.

The district was accepted by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to study renovations or new construction at Mattacheese Middle School and Wixon Intermediate School.

Perkins-Eastman held the session to discuss space needs, specifications and preferred site and plan options.

“What’s important here is that we get a sense of the interaction of people as they ask questions and they add ideas for each other,” said School Committee Member Phil Morris.

The three year process is outlined in three phases by the MSBA.

The first phase is to gather enough information by November/December and then turn it over to the Building Committee who will look at the options that are available for one or both schools.

They will make their pick by the spring and from there, the preferred solution will be detailed, designed and a cost estimate would be made by September 2018 that would be ready to go before voters.

The architectural firm has scheduled two more visioning sessions for October 18th and November 15th at 7 p.m. at Dennis-Yarmouth High School.

“We’re hoping to hear some initial thoughts from the community and answer questions but also help get something that can help shape the project going forward,” said Robert Bell with Perkins Eastman.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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