Dear BFCCPS Community,

As we near the end of the 2014-2015 school year I wanted to provide a quick update on the expansion related activity that has taken place since I last wrote you in March. At that time the owners project manager had just been secured and since then they have been working on vetting various real estate options available to us. Throughout this expansion process the most frequently asked questions have revolved around the location of the new building and I am finally able to shed a little light on that topic. As many know the Benjamin Franklin Educational Foundation already owns a parcel of land in Franklin on Washington Street that was purchased some time ago with the idea of building a school. Although in the past there were barriers to developing the parcel recent events have made the site viable and in fact favorable to other available options. As a result, I’m pleased to let you know that we are pursuing placement of the school on Washington Street in Franklin.

The next step in the process is for us to seek a designer to develop plans and specifications for a new 90,000 square foot building with play fields. Much of this work will take place over the summer. Our timeline remains aggressive but we currently expect that we will be able to welcome students into BFCCPS’s new facility in September of 2017. We will continue to provide updates as the project moves forward and as always, if you have any questions I encourage you to reach out to any member of the BFCCPS Board of Trustees or the Administration. We welcome your thoughts and thank you for your continued support.

Regards,

Don Tappin
President, Board of Trustees