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.
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.