Hope you have had a great summer! Hard to believe it's "back-to-school" time in Franklin already.
It's been five months since the March 27 vote to overwhelmingly approve financing for the construction of the new Franklin High School. The Franklin School Building Committee and the management and design team worked throughout the summer to prepare the project to go out to bid on August 10.
In just one month, those bids will be open and, shortly after that, construction is scheduled to begin!
To keep the community up to date on the latest developments on the construction of the new FHS, the web site used during the campaign has been re-tooled to provide new information and new pictures on a regular basis. The web address is the same: www.newfhs.com, but you'll find summaries of new information right on the home page and elsewhere on the site. Please take the time to visit www.newfhs.com.
The web site will be updated weekly as developments warrant. If folks have questions about the new FHS project, visit the "Ask Us" page of the web site or send questions and comments by e-mail at the firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient. Remember, this is a volunteer effort. Inquiries will be answered as soon as possible.
Another great way to keep in touch with the latest developments on the new FHS is through the NEW community Facebook page created for the construction phase of the project. You can "like" and follow the page at www.facebook.com/thenewfhs. Remember, this is a NEW Facebook address. The page created during the campaign is being phased out. More than 400 people have "liked" the Facebook page since it was launched on Saturday.
There are no plans at this time to send out weekly emails with project updates. The web site (www.newfhs.com) and the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thenewfhs) will be the chief ways to stay informed, as well as through news generated by the Building Committee, the Franklin School Committee, the Town Council, the Franklin High PCC and others school PCCs in town.
Every effort will be made to secure coverage of the progress toward the new FHS in the Milford Daily News and the Country Gazette, but the best way to stay on top of important project developments – including how construction will be phased and new renderings of key interior features – will be through the new FHS web site and Facebook page.
Thank you again for your interest and support!
On Behalf of the Franklin School Building Committee
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