[Update: 3/28/11 — The Facility Advisory Committee meetings have been canceled, according to verbal notices given to residents by the Montgomery County Board of Education. If you have any questions about this development, please contact Saeyin Oh at 240·314·1019 for more information.]
One of my neighbors just received the following memo from the Board of Education. If you have ANY questions or concerns about the proposed Waring Station Holding School, like –
- traffic congestion
- student safety
- erosion control
- environmental impacts
- whether this location is large enough to support a school that meet the needs of our community
- which students will actually be using this holding school
– mark your calendars for these five dates and plan to attend. These meetings are open to the public.
If you did not receive a copy of this memo – and you want to receive future mailings from the BOE about this proposed holding school – contact Saeyin Oh to get on the official mailing list.
“March 14, 2011
To: Owner or Current Resident
From: Saeyin Oh, Project Manager
Subject New Elementary School Holding Facility (Waring Station Site). Feasibility Study
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is about to conduct a Feasibility Study for a New Elementary School Holding Facility (Waring Station Site), located at 18815 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874.
The design is being conducted by a Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) that is chaired by Principal of Matsunaga Elementary School, Ms. Judy Brubaker. The FAC will include Civic Associations, neighbors, govemment agencies, the design architects; Proffitt & Associates’ Architects, and staff from MCPS Division of Construction.
The purpose of the study is to develop preliminary design options for the school project. It is an evolving process whereby input from the previous meeting is incorporated into the ongoing proposed design. These meetings are to determine spatial relationships within the school’s interior, the pedestrian and traffic flow of the site and how the school will fit into the community at large.
This letter is to inform you of community meetings scheduled to discuss feasibility options for the new holding facility. MCPS extends an invitation to you to participate in this process. While all are invited, the community is encouraged to send representatives from their respective streets, areas, and associations. Everyone present will have the opportunity to hear about the study process.
As shown below, the FAC meeting/work sessions are scheduled in the evenings to allow for maximum community involvement. All meetings will take place in Roberto Glemente Middle School, located at 18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874.
FAC, Work Session Meeting #1 – Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – 7:00 pm – at the Media Center
FAC, Work Session Meeting #2 – Thursday, April 14, 2011 – 7:00 pm – at the Cafeteria
FAC, Work Session Meeting #3 – Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 7:00 pm – at the Media Center.
FAC, Work Session Meeting #4 – Thursday, May 12, 2011 – 7:00 pm – at the Cafeteria
FAC, Work Session Meeting #5 – Tuesday, May 25, 2011 – 7:00 pm – at the Media Center
All meetings are open to the public, please plan to attend. If you have any questions regarding the feasibility study process please contact me at 240·314·1019 or send an email to Saeyin_Oh@mcpsrnd.org