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Committee Members

School Building Committee (SBC)

While school committees in Massachusetts have authority and responsibility under the General Laws for establishment and maintenance of school buildings (MGL 71:68), the School Committee recognized that the potential scale of the HHU project warrants a broad-based process, involving multiple Town boards as well as interested residents, in an attempt to build consensus around the project. School Committee and the Board of Selectmen jointly created and appointed the members of the SBC. ​The School Building Committee was charged with conducting feasibility studies for both the Hunnewell and the Hardy/Upham projects, and providing a recommendation to the School Committee and Board of Selectmen before the projects advanced to the design phase, which is being overseen by the Permanent Building Committee.

Permanent Building Committee (PBC)


The Permanent Building Committee is responsible for estimating, designing, and constructing town projects costing over $500,000. Initially, it gauges whether the funds sought for a project match that of the scope and financial requirements of the project. The Committee remains fully involved in all phases of the design process, overseeing schematic, developmental, and construction document design periods. Together, the Committee and the project proponents collaborate to approve final plans in order to begin the construction process. During the construction stage, the Committee works to effectively oversee the progress of work, approve changes to the project, and to review budget reconciliation, ultimately ensuring the desired project is delivered on time and within budget.​  Read more

School Building Committee Members:

Sharon Gray (School Committee), Chair

Thomas Ulfelder (Board of Selectmen), Vice Chair

Virginia Ferko (Community/Town Govt.)

Marjorie Freiman (Board of Selectmen)

Mary Gard (Advisory Committee)

Steve Gagosian (Facilities Management)

Joubin Hassanein (Community/Construction)

Ryan Hutchins (Community/Construction)

Meghan Jop (Executive Director)

Matt King (Permanent Building Committee)

Melissa Martin (School Committee)

Heather Sawitsky (Community/Town Govt.)

Jose Arias Soliva (Community/Architecture)


David Lussier (Superintendent)

Cynthia Mahr (Assistant Superintendent)

Grant Smith (Hardy Principal)

Jeffery Dees (Upham Principal)

Ellen Quirk (Hunnewell Principal)

Permanent Building Committee Members:

Michael Tauer, Chair

David Grissino, Vice Chair

Thomas Goemaat

Matthew King

Suzanne Littlefield


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