Welcome to the East Longmeadow High School Building Project!
At the October 25, 2023, Board of Directors Meeting, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) not only approved the Scope & Budget Agreement for the Town, clearing the way for the Town vote on November 7th, but also increased their Project Funding Limits Policy, increasing the MSBA Grant of the East Longmeadow High School (ELHS) Project by $19 million. The previous $393/SF building cap was increased to $550/SF and the previous $39/SF sitework cap was increased to $55/SF, thereby increasing our MSBA grant from $63M to $82M.
With the $19 million savings to East Longmeadow taxpayers, if the proposed Project is accepted at the November 7th debt exclusion vote, the tax impact will be reduced from the previously reported ~$990-~$1,040 per year, *based on the average single-family home (assessed value) of $339,811, to ~$812-$867 per year, *based on the average single-family home (assessed value). Or put another way, the estimated tax rate impact per $1,000 of assessed value will be reduced from the previously reported ~$2.90-$3.06 per year, to ~$2.39-$2.56 per year*.
Brief Project Updates related to all aspects of the project. Most recent SBC meeting, information and links.
Updated Renderings from ongoing design process; floor plans
Links to a PLAYLIST on the ELCAT01028 Youtube Page: Important Information Videos, School Building Committee Meetings, Public Forums, & Pool Building Committee Meetings
Updated plans for site development, including Athletic Fields, Concession/Press Box/Bathrooms, Tennis and Basketball Courts, School /event parking, and Handicap Access
Current Cost projections(ESTIMATES) ; Information about MSBA Reimbursement; Financial Information; Projected Tax impacts
Answers to some of the most common questions asked at public forums, meetings, or submitted by email, covering many elements of the project. The questions and answers are updated regularly.
Links to the Main Paige Agendas and Minutes Page. Open "ELHS Pool Builiding Committee" or "ELHS School Building Committee to view accepted minutes for past meetings.
Links to the School Building Committee Document Center on the main site. Documents are in pdf format, designated by the date created followed by the title.