Barrington School Building Committee

2023-2024 MEETING SCHEDULE

BSBC meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 at BMS (and may meet additionally, as needed).

Agendas will be published on the RI Secretary of State website and linked on this page 48 hours before each meeting in accordance with Rhode Island Open Meeting Laws.

The next BSBC meeting will take place on:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

6:00 P.M. at Barrington Middle School

All meetings can be attended via Zoom.

Previous Meeting Recordings

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PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE

In 2019, the District established  a Facilities Advisory Committee to identify areas of need in school buildings, establish facilities priorities, and assist in determining long-term solutions. In 2021, the Facilities Advisory Committee became the Barrington School Building Committee.

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2023-2024 AREAS OF FOCUS

The work of the School Building Committee is instrumental in defining and supporting our commitment to educational equity.  The District has targeted the following critical areas for 2022-2023:

  1. Identify school building needs and deficiencies

  2. Develop and seek approval of RIDE Stage I and Stage II submissions for school construction prior to upcoming 2024 deadlines.

  3. Champion and elevate community voices in the school facilities work agenda.

  4. Strengthen and prioritize the ongoing work of maintaining our District buildings to meet the needs of Barrington Public Schools students, staff, and community members.

CURRENT PRIORITIES OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE

Priority

Progress toward completion

Develop and submit Stage I Necessity of School Construction application to the Rhode Island Department of Education

Complete: Stage I application submitted in February 2023

Interview and hire Owner Project Manager (OPM) to support development and submission of Stage II application and provide construction management services to Barrington Public Schools

Complete: Selected Downes Construction Company as BPS OPM in April 2023

Issue RFQ for Architecture/Engineering design services firm in preparation for Stage II application

Complete: RFQ issued in May 2023

Interview and select Architecture/Engineering firm to assess Barrington's school facilities and develop construction or renovations recommendations for Stage II application

Complete: Reviewed responses to A/E RFP and selected Tecton Architects as BPS architectural services firm in June 2023

Ensure submission of legislation to authorize a Bond Referendum by Barrington Town Council to Rhode Island General Assembly

Complete: Enabling legislation submitted to RI General Assembly in May 2023

Host a series of community forums

Upcoming: Community meetings planned for September and October 2023

Develop Stage II application with support from OPM and A/E firm

Work in Progress

Prepare for Special Election regarding school construction bond

Special Election took place on November 7, 2023: Bond Approved

Submit Stage II application to the Rhode Island Department of Education

Upcoming: Deadline is February 15, 2024

CONTACT INFORMATION

Committee Members

Michael B. Messore III
Superintendent

Douglas Fiore
Director of Administration & Finance

Matthew Glum
Director of Facilities

Thomas Peck, Sub-Committee chair

Patrick McCrann, School Committee chair

Teresa Crean, Bill Dwyer, Mark Hanchar, Scott Hughes, Marcus Hurley, Sarah Kennedy, Steve Marchetti, Josh Pomeranz, Kimberly Roskiewicz, Gino Sangiuliano, Brian Valentine, Robert Wilmarth