Stoughton High Feasibility Study Just Start of a Process, Stoughton Journal, August 8, 2014
State Awards Millions for Area Schools, Boston Globe, August 3, 2014
Feasibility study on Stoughton High moves forward, The Town of Stoughton and the Massachusetts School Building Authority will work together to study options on Stoughton High School, Stoughton Journal, July 31, 2014
State to help in Stoughton High feasibility study, Stoughton Journal, July 30, 2014
MSBA Invites Town of Stoughton to Launch Feasibility Study for Stoughton High School, Massachusetts School Building Authority, July 30, 2014
Stoughton schools join state's breakfast club, Stoughton Journal, July 24, 2014
Stoughton Parent-Child Home Program completes first class, Stoughton Journal, July 18, 2014
Stoughton fifth-graders create commercial for kindergartners, Stoughton Journal, July 1, 2014 See the commercial.
Stoughton teachers complete Advanced Graduate Studies, Stoughton Journal, July 1, 2014
Stoughton juniors earn Book Awards, Stoughton Journal, June 12, 2014
Snyder's Stoughton, Stoughton Journal, June 11, 2014
PROFILES: She's Stoughton school's chief among chefs, Wicked Local Stoughton, June 9, 2014
Stoughton High holds 145th commencement, 229 students graduated from Stoughton High School on Thursday, Stoughton Journal, June 5, 2014
Snyder's Stoughton, Stoughton Journal, May 14, 2014
Stoughton student wins contest for making marathon scene out of cash, Stoughton Wicked Local in May 12, 2014
Stoughton's O'Donnell Middle School students let knowledge bloom, Mrs. Smith's after school science club at the O'Donnell Middle School has been very busy this spring, The Enterprise, May 9, 2014
Snyder's Stoughton, Stoughton Journal, May 6, 2014
Snyder's Stoughton, Stoughton Journal, April 17, 2014
Stoughton hockey to be honored at Garden; Mark going into Hall, Stoughton Journal, March 11, 2014
Stoughton schools' Galligan receives Ed.D., Stoughton Journal, February 27, 2014
Stoughton students sitting pretty with balance ball chairs, Stoughton Journal, February 24, 2014
January 28, 2014
KAFKA, GALVIN, & JOYCE TO ANNOUNCE MSBA INVITATION
Representatives William C. Galvin (D-Canton), Louis L. Kafka (D-Stoughton), and Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) today announced that they will go before the Stoughton School Committee at their meeting on Tuesday, January 28th, to formally relay that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will be extending an invitation to the Stoughton Public Schools at their January 29th Executive Board Meeting to join the MSBAís Eligibility Period, the first step toward town eligibility for tens of millions of dollars of state money and expertise for the renovation of the existing or construction of a new Stoughton High School.
Being invited into Eligibility Period is not the approval of a project. Moving forward in the process requires further collaboration between the District and the MSBA.
“This is incredibly exciting,” said Representative Kafka. “Our foot is now in the door and we have the ball rolling towards a badly needed new high school. I look forward to continuing to work with Rep. Galvin, Senator Joyce, Dr. Rizzi, the School Committee and the community of Stoughton to make this a reality.”
“This is wonderful news for a community that truly deserves a new high school.~ I have toured the building and met with school administrators and school committee members on numerous occasions to discuss the buildingís condition.~ I have also received hundreds of letters from Stoughton residents addressing their concerns that the current building does not allow teachers to deliver a 21st century education.~ I agree, and I shared these sentiments with the MSBA on numerous occasions.~ I am so pleased to deliver the news that the MSBA has put Stoughton on their agenda.~ The school committee and school officials worked tirelessly in appealing to the MSBA, and they deserve a lot of credit for getting the project this far.”
“I am completely committed to working with town leaders and Representatives Galvin and Kafka to make certain the MSBA supports our efforts to give Stoughtonís children a school that can provide them a world class education and a facility the entire community can be proud of,” said Joyce.
Stoughton School Committee member Deborah Sovinee said, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that would not have happened without the efforts of our legislative delegation on our behalf. Thousands of parents and students contacted their offices and helped make the case for help on a desperately needed renovated or new high school. Joint efforts of support by Town Meeting members, and the Stoughton School Committee and Board of Selectmen were also critical in helping our legislators help us."
John Anzivino, Chair of the Board of Selectmen said, "I was thrilled to hear Stoughton was invited into the process to qualify to receive MSBA funding towards the renovation or rebuilding of Stoughton High School. While this is just the first step in a long process it is a major step forward for the Town."
“This invitation is the culmination of several years of hard work by our legislators, Ms. Sovinee, the School Committee, municipal officials, and many people in the town who have participated in this effort. The high school project will not only contribute immensely to the education of our students, but also to the revitalization of Stoughton. There is a long road of hard work ahead of us to bring this project to a successful conclusion. Let us begin,” said Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, Superintendent of Schools.
Further information about the Massachusetts School Building Authority and the school building process can be found at their website.