9th School Update and Listening Session at Driscoll School


Dear Driscoll School Community,As you might know, the Town of Brookline is currently conducting a 9th School Alternative Site Study, which will involve a comprehensive study of several potential siting locations for a 9th school. This study will reexamine locations previously studied as well as include additional locations, including the possibility of identifying multiple sites and/or combining sites to address Brookline’s enrollment driven need for additional classroom capacity.Driscoll School is one of several Brookline Schools to be included in this study as a potential multiple site solution. HMFH Architects have been contracted to assist with the evaluation of all sites under consideration. One very important aspect of this study will be to involve and solicit ideas and valuable input from the School Communities being studied. For this reason, we invite you to attend a Driscoll School “Listening Session” scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th from 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. in the Driscoll School Library.We will begin the Listening Session with a brief summary concerning the purpose and scope of this 9th School Alternative Site Study but then quickly invite all in attendance to share their ideas, concerns and suggestions on how the Driscoll School location or other locations could prove to be the total or partial solution to Brookline’s growing  classroom capacity problem.Pip Lewis, principal architect for HMFH will join me and other Town officials at this meeting. We look forward to listening to your ideas and engaging everyone in beneficial dialog that may help us shape recommended solutions to this challenging issue. To help you follow our progress, please use the website link (https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/school9).


Sincerely,Joe Connelly9th School Alternative Site Study Project Manager