Abington School Building Committee (ASBC)

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Welcome !

...to the informational website for the
Abington School Building Committee (ASBC).
We invite you to check this website often and use it
to locate accurate and up-to-date information.
The Abington School Committee and the 
Abington School Building Committee are excited to
announce that our New School will be opening
approximately 4 months ahead of schedule!
Grades 5-12 and Pre-K will ALL start their 2017-18 school year
in our new school building; grades 3 & 4 will be at
Woodsdale School; and grades K-2 will share the
Beaver Brook Elementary School.  We have a LOT of
moving and relocating to do this summer!!
Just released in January 2017!!
Click on the following link:
to "walk" through the building while it's under construction
(Video is 14 minutes with music)
Please click on this line:
for our November 2016 video tour!
(8:40 minutes / no audio)
Click on this link
to watch a 9:20 minute tour
of Abington's school construction site
(as of Sept 13, 2016)
or go back in time by clicking on:
to watch a 9:20 minute video tour (with no audio)
as of July 19, 2016
Ahead of Schedule?     YES!
Still on Budget?            YES!
More work to be done?  YES!
Opening in Fall 2017?    YES!
 Would you like to watch our
Live Video Camera Feed
of the Construction Site?
Click on the camera icon below and when prompted for 
a Username and Password, use the following:
Username:    abington
Password:   abington
NOTE:  For best results, we recommend using Google Chrome
or Mozilla Firefox to view the video feed,
as Internet Explorer does not work reliably with the video feed.
August/Sept 2016:  Our general contractor Brait Builders
remains ahead of schedule, now that most of the windows,
masonry and exterior trim are nearing completion.
Our two synthetic turf playing fields are now open for use,
and temporary paved parking lots have been installed on
the west side and east side of the existing high school building.
June/July 2016:  Good weather helped us complete the
steel erection work a bit ahead of schedule, and exterior
brick walls are now being laid on the high school (eastern)
side of the building.  The synthetic turf playing surface is
being installed, after laser grading the entire area.  Interior
walls continue to be erected, and windows started being
installed in late July.  Sewer, gas and electric connections
were installed in the former AHS Gym parking lot area.
May 2016: The site remained busy with steel decking
and concrete floorings being installed throughout the building.
Roofers continued their work, and over 60% of major site
drainage structures were installed. Light towers & outdoor
scoreboards were installed, but will not be connected to 
electricity until next year.  The facade of the building
continues to take shape as the summer approaches!
April 2016: Hundreds of residents signed the 
ceremonial white steel beam, which will be added to the
school's steel structure later this month. Most or all of
the steel framing should be completed by the end of April.
March 2016:  Steel erection has begun, working from
the rear of the building (Gym area) and moving toward
to the front of the school!  The building's entire foundation
should be completed by mid-March.  Base materials for
the synthetic turf fields and the field lighting poles are
being installed, and about half of the site's underground
drainage system is now complete.
Feb 2016:  Site work continues with good weather;
steel beams are expected to be delivered to the site 
by the end of this month for erection of the building frame.
Jan 2016:  80% of foundation walls have been installed,
and construction of synthetic playfield area has started;
portions of new drainage system have been installed.
Nov 2015:  Mobilization of equipment and clearing of the site,
with foundation work soon to follow
Most of our School Building Committee meetings have
been taped for playback on local cable TV, so you can
watch our meetings on TV or on your computer by
watching the video at  www.AbingtonCAM.org
To see computer-generated renderings of
what certain areas of the new school will contain,
and see even more renderings by
October/November 2015:
The Abington School Building Committee (ASBC) awarded the general construction contract for Abington's new 235,370 s.f. Middle/High School to Brait Builders Corporation of Marshfield.
Brait's total approved contact amount was $78.91 million and
includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art and
energy efficient pre-school, middle school (grades 5-8) and
high school (grades 9-12) with two new synthetic turf fields
and field lights.  The ASBC is very pleased to report that this
contract amount is within the Town-approved project budget.
Click on "Timeline & Process" on the LEFT side of this webpage
for more details about construction and occupancy schedules.

Would you like to see

Floor Plans for the new school?
To review the current floor plans (as of March 2015)
for Abington's new Middle/High School,
please CLICK HERE to open a PDF file on your computer.
To go back in time and review Abington's preliminary
building plans and drawings,
click on the below image of the new school.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Abington School Building Committee is to collaborate with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in conducting a Feasibility Study to determine the most fiscally responsible and educationally appropriate solution to the identified problems of overcrowding at the elementary level and a lack of educationally appropriate space at the secondary level.

The Abington School Building Committee (ASBC) is comprised of the following Abington residents and town officials, representing a broad spectrum of our community and bringing varied personal resources and professional experience to this project:

Committee Members

Name Title
Richard Testa Resident / ASBC Chairperson
Kevin Atkinson Asst Principal, Frolio Middle School
Kathy Bailey Resident / School Committee member
Ronald Blanchard Resident / Architect
Andy Burbine Resident / Board of Selectmen Member
David Drew Resident
Robert Manning Resident / Board of Selectmen Member
Roseanne Kurposka Principal, Frolio Middle School
Richard Lafond Town Manager
Jannette Leary Resident
Jason Linn School Building Maintenance Foreman
Michael Lyons Resident
Mattthew MacCurtain Principal, Woodsdale School
Keri Maguire Resident
Felicia Moschella Asst Supt of Schools for Business & Finance
Shawn Reilly Resident
Peter G. Schafer Superintendent of Schools
Peter Serino Abington High School Teacher
Jessica Sullivan Asst. Principal, Abington High School
Teresa Sullivan Principal, Abington High School
Peter Walters Resident / Finance Committee member
James West Resident
George Whiting Resident
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