School Facilities Master Plan and Other District Projects

In 2016 the Watertown Public Schools undertook a master planning process with the assistance of Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA). A Steering Committee was created and an Educational Leadership team. This page provides information on the work of those groups as well as a copy of the Master Plan. Also included is a copy of an earlier study, completed in 2014, by Oudens Ello Architecture, titled Preliminary Qualitative Evaluation Document. Also on this page are documents related to other major district projects, including the window replacement at the Middle School.

Master Plan Facilities Study (SMMA Report)

School Assessment Report (prepared by Oudens Ello)

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WMS Windows Project

Elementary/Preschool Proposals 2016

  • First Proposal:

Early Steps Proposed Move to Phillips

  • Alternate Proposal:

SC Memo Renovation of Phillips School First Floor

  • Recommendation:

Memo - Phillips Building Renovation

Steering Committee Information

Steering Committee Members

District Leadership who attended SMMA Leadership Meetings

*****Per the Superintendent's newsletter, it is recommended that all members of the Steering Committee obtain and read the book

The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning.

The important ideas within this book will be referenced and explored at upcoming Steering Committee meetings. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in this topic.

Important Documents

Existing Conditions and MSBA Guidelines

Enrollment Forecast

Community Forum Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Watertown High School Auditorium, 50 Columbia Street

Agenda

Strengths Challenges Opportunities Goals Word Clouds

SMMA/WPS Facility Master Plan Presentation

Watertown Schools Sketch Images

SMMA RFP WPS Facilities Master Planning Study

Steering Committee Meetings:

  • Steering Committee Meeting, June 15, 2016, 6:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Minutes

  • Community Forum Monday, June 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM Watertown High School Auditorium, 50 Columbia Street

Agenda

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Minutes

Video - June 29 Meeting

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Minutes

Video - July 6 Meeting

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Minutes

Video - July 19 Meeting

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 6:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Minutes

Video - August 3 Meeting

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Video - August 16 Meeting

  • Community Forum Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM Watertown High School Auditorium, 50 Columbia Street

Agenda

Presentation

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM Phillips Building, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Tuesday, January 5, 2017 - 6:30 PM Phillips Building, Innovation Lab, 3rd Floor, 30 Common Street

Agenda

Minutes