Sunday, September 11, 2016

Update on the BFCCPS expansion

Dear BFCCPS Community,

We wanted to provide an update to developments with the construction of our new school, this is the first step in our overall BFCCPS Expansion Process. It has been an exceptionally busy summer and we are pleased to announce that we made significant progress in the last eight weeks.

In July our project received clearance from the Franklin Conservation Committee followed by approval by the Franklin Planning Board. Based on that approval we were able to solicit bids for the Construction Manager for our new building. During the month of August the neighboring project which is involved in our land swap also received clearance from the Franklin Conservation Committee and the Franklin Planning Board.

Both projects are subject to a complete review by the Massachusetts EPA that has taken longer than we could possibly have anticipated.

At this time, we find ourself beyond the deadline where we would need to be in order to open for the 2017-2018 school year. We did consider a number of creative alternatives however in the end, they would have been significantly disruptive to our educational program. We will have a better idea of what our timeline will be once the MEPA review is completed . We remain incredibly pleased with the progress that has been made this summer, and we continue to be excited about continuing with this process and we hope that you are too.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact the Board of Trustees President, Mr. Jason Fine by email at


The BFCCPS Board of Trustees

 Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School

Shared from the BFCCPS webpage

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