Mountview Committee To Unveil New Middle School Design

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The Mountview School Building Committee will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 27 in the middle school cafeteria.
The Mountview School Building Committee will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 27 in the middle school cafeteria. Photo Credit: Daniel Castro

HOLDEN, Mass. — The Mountview School Building Committee will unveil the proposed design for the potential new middle school project at a public meeting Tuesday night.

The presentation will be made at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, and abutters to the Shrewsbury Street property along with the public will have an opportunity to hear about the committee's progress and to express any concerns or comments about the project.

School Committee member Margaret Watson said the new school would be situated behind the present building, with the driveway to be extended and placed closer to Mountview Drive.

"That's the reason we think people living on Mountview Drive might be somewhat interested," said Watson. "Of course there will be buses traveling and the front door will be facing Mountview Drive."

School Committee member Erik Scheinfeldt said the new entrance would clear up the confusion that often develops with the current Shrewsbury Street driveway, which would be eliminated in the new design.
"I personally was very impressed with the layout," he said.

In 2010, Holden formed a school building committee to determine the best course of action for the 40-year-old Mountview Middle School building, which was in significant need of work to keep it viable as a 21st century school.

Lamoureaux Pagano Associates of Shrewsbury was hired as the architect for the project.

Earlier in November, the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved the committee's recommendation for constructing a new building on the aging middle school's current site, bringing Holden one step closer toward voting on the project at town meeting.

The public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 in the Mountview Middle School cafeteria.

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