Wellesley Green Schools and Sustainable Wellesley realize that there are many sustainable and environmental issues that surround the closing and expanding of schools. Energy efficient and healthy school buildings, increased vehicular town traffic, decreased open green space, as well as building near the Fuller Brook are just some of the numerous considerations that the PAC group, the School Facilities Committe
There are many pluses and minuses, and more undetermined scenarios, that will impact this $100 million dollar project. With a Strategic Town Plan, a Town Manager, 900 Worcester Street and the North 40 projects in the planing stages, perhaps the decision on the school closings and expansions is premature.
We encourage Wellesley residents to learn more about the decision and to have their opinions heard either by writing to the School Committee, Town Meeting Members and the Selectman or by signing this Save Wellesley Schools petition.
There is a meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 21st at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley Police Station that we encourage you to attend to learn more.
It is our understanding that the School Committee will be voting on the project early in February. After that, Town Meeting Members may be asked to approve funds for a feasibility study at Annual Town Meeting in March. Sustainable Wellesley and Green Schools will continue to track the progress of the plans and we hope to present the different viewpoints as they relate specifically to sustainability issues.