LPS Middle Schools: I hope you are aware that the Longmeadow School Committee is actively working with the Select Board and other stakeholders to ensure that Longmeadow middle schools’ substantial facility needs are addressed cost effectively and in a manner that provides future students with safe, up-to-date learning environments. To this end, the District is preparing Statements of Interest (“SOIs”) under the MA School Building Authority’s core program. Successful applications to the MSBA’s core program provide partial funding for extensive repairs, renovations, addition/renovations, and new school construction. Our plan is to complete the application over the next two weeks in time for the School Committee’s consideration at a special afternoon meeting on and in preparation for the School Committee’s joint meeting with the Select Board on Monday, January 23. If you are interested in learning more about the needs of our Middle Schools and the SOI process, you are invited to our next informational session on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Center School’s Community Room.