The Wildwood School Building Committee voted unanimously (with 2 abstentions) to support the W12 phased in construction plan to replace both Wildwood and Fort River in one fell swoop with the state picking up 53% of the costs.
Nick Yaffe made the motion to support W12
The motion to support this one of final four plans was made by current Wildwood principal Nick Yaffe, seconded by Superintendent Maria Geryk and then quickly supported by the vast majority of the large committee via a show of hands.
Wildwood Building Committee raises their hands for W12
A major attraction of W12 is its phased construction process that does not require "swing space" aka temporary classroom space for children displaced by construction.
A new building is constructed next to the current Wildwood and then all the children are moved into the new building. Wildwood is then demolished and the other half of the project is completed.
Amherst Town Meeting (by a two thirds vote) will need to approve a debt exclusion Override this coming fall to fund the project, then the Select Board has to vote to place it on the 2017 annual ballot where the voters have the final say.