The Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss the new facility project on Bauer Field. The goal was to encourage discussion and develop an action plan as the district continues to work towards completion of the various referendum projects. The Board of Education, in collaboration with the district administration and architect presented preliminary findings that examined why the bids came in higher than initially expected, including rising steel costs, unknown variables with blasting, project detailing, and the early completion date of fall 2020. Several options were presented to reduce the cost of the project. After discussion, the Board provided direction to the architect. These directives included bidding the facility and blasting projects separately, with blasting expected to be completed during the winter, in hopes of producing a cost savings. The Board also determined that prior to awarding a bid for the new facility project, it will wait for a bid to be awarded on 14 science room renovations at Randolph High School. Upon awarding the bid for the science rooms, the Board will entertain a new round of bids that is expected to result in a cost savings. Through the administration and architect’s successful management of the referendum projects, the district has realized a significant cost savings, as many projects have been completed at a lower than anticipated cost. The Board agreed to consider reallocating some or all of the realized cost savings towards the new construction project, but in waiting for a science room bid to be awarded, will ensure those savings will not be needed for the science room renovation. FFT Committee Chairperson Tammy MacKay presented at the Board’s public session. To view her Powerpoint presentation, please visit the link below. If you have additional questions regarding the new facility project contact Business Administrator Gerald Eckert.

    Special Meeting Presentation  

    "Please note that this executive summary is not the official Board meeting minutes. The official minutes are typically approved by the Board and posted within thirty days of the meeting and are available on the District website."

  • Fernbrook Celebrates New Main Office with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

    Fernbrook Elementary hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the school's new main office. Superintendent Jennifer Fano, Principal Michelle Bernal, and Vice Principal Michael Scott had the honor of dedicating the new space. Ms. Bernal struggled to get the ribbon cut at first resulting in laughter and excitement by all in attendance. The big reveal was emotional and you could feel the overwhelming gratitude to see this project come to fruition. We are thankful for the community's support of the referendum which made this special moment possible.

    "As we celebrate the official opening of our new main office and vestibule at Fernbrook today, I am reflecting on the tremendous efforts of Ms. Fano and our Board of Education to continuously focus on improving safety and security in our schools. Our facilities, security, custodial, and technology teams worked collaboratively to ensure that all aspects of the project were completed with precision. I am truly so grateful for our incredible team. Thank you to the Randolph community for your continued support of our schools and our incredible young students."

    - Michelle Bernal, Fernbrook Elementary Principal


    Fernbrook Main Office Before & After Photos