Tuesday, November 22, 2011

High School Project - Part 5 (audio)

The fifth segment of 8 recorded from the School Building Committee forum on the new high school held on Nov 17, 2011.

Time: 19 minutes, 17 seconds

MP3 File

Show Notes

This internet radio show or podcast is number 97 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This is the fifth of a series of 8 audio segments recorded during the informational session on the new high school. The forum was conducted by the School Building Committee and held at the Horace Mann Auditorium on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011.

This fifth segment continues the Question and Answer period with Tom Mercer (School Building Committee Chair), Jim Jordan (partner and owner of Ai3 Architects) and Sean Fennell (Project Manager) providing answers. Ed Cafasso, a member of the School Building Committee, chimes in to talk about the communication process.

The questions covered during this segment

  • What is the scale of savings talked about for energy rebates?
  • What is the cost of designing a green building?
  • How do we package this building to sell it well?
  • Do you have the numbers on what the total cost would be?
  • Is the Remington/Jefferson debt exclusion coming off the books around the same time?
  • Does anyone have statistics on house valuations for districts with good schools?
  • Does the tax figure include the reimbursements?
Without further ado, here is the recording from Thursday evening Nov 17th


Be sure to listen to the other parts of the series:

Part 1 – introduction and evolution of model school invitation
Part 2 - Jim Jordan, partner and owner of Ai3 Architects provides an overview of the building
Part 3 – Q and A: educational space and construction cost
Part 4 – Q and A: various project costs and overall process

Part 6 – Q and A
Part 7 – Q and A
Part 8 – Q and A and closing

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark &Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission

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