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Taconic High School Educational Program

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Taconic High School Today
Built in 1969, the aging building suffers from a number of issues. ...    view more
MSBA Process
The Massachusetts School Building Authority has a delineated process for research, funding and construction of public schools. Once a locally......    view more
Design
THE DESIGN   Working with the MSBA, the project is based on serving 920 students. That accounts for the 750 or so currently attending the......    view more
Auditorium
The design features a gymnasium and auditorium that will be smaller than the current ones. The current gym is much bigger than the state's......    view more
Site Plan
The front of the proposed new school is oriented south, opposite the current school, which will allow it to be built while students are still attending......    view more
First Floor
Shops and common areas would be located on the ground floor. A subcommittee was formed to inventory the current equipment and furniture and as much of......    view more
Second Floor
The clustering feature, which the School Building Needs Commission added back into the plan, is designed to create "academies." The......    view more
Third Floor
The third floor space will mirror the second floor in clustering classrooms. ...    view more
Front & Back
The building would be built around security protocols, eliminating the multiple areas of egress and funneling visitors through the main......    view more
Academics
The project is built around an educational plan the School Committee approved early in the project. McCandless said the idea is to......    view more
Future Expansion
The city was very clear a few years ago that we want two high schools. Superintendent Jason McCandless Should......    view more
Taconic High School Today
Built in 1969, the aging building suffers from a number of issues. view more
Top Stories
Taconic Principal Plotting Use, Scheduling of...
On Valentine Road more than 100 tradesmen have been on and off the site of the new Taconic getting the structure ready. And inside the current building across the road, Principal John Vosburgh has...   [1 Comment]
Taconic Construction: Progress Aided by Mild...
A mild autumn has helped move along outside work at the new Taconic High School. As December sets in, concrete is still being poured. That mild weather has allowed workers to put sidewalks all...   [1 Comment]
Taconic Contruction: 58 Percent Complete;...
Construction managers expect to complete $4 million worth of construction per month to keep on schedule with the building of the new Taconic High School.
Taconic Construction: Mechanical Systems,...
There is just one more school year left for the current Taconic High School. Across the driveway, workers have been constructing a new $120.8 million school. On a daily basis, an average of 150...
Taconic Construction: Project On Budget
The Taconic High School construction budget is trending on target, according to Thomas Meyer of the project managers Skanska USA. Construction on the $120.8 million high school is 43 percent...
Taconic Construction: Halfway Point In Sight
Construction on the new Taconic High School is quickly approaching the halfway point. By the end of the month, the $120.8 million project should be right at the 50 percent completion mark.
Taconic Construction: Walls Going Up, Power...
The wrap around the construction site is expected to be fully removed soon. The work has ramped up in recent week with the onset of nicer weather. On Thursday there were close to 150 workers on...   [4 Comments]
Pittsfield Seeking Consistency In Financing...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The needed cash flow to pay to build the new Taconic High School hits a peak in the coming months. The Finance Department is closely monitoring the funding of the project,...
Taconic Construction: Exterior Precast To...
There are over 100 people on site at the building of the new Taconic High School and that is expected to ramp up even more over the coming months. Construction on the $120.8 million building has...
Final Steel Beam Placed On New Taconic High...
The $120.8 million Taconic High School construction project hit another milestone Friday when workers placed the final steel beam on the structure. In a topping off ceremony, a construction...   [3 Comments]
Superstructure of New Taconic High Nearly...
The superstructure of the new Taconic High School is nearly completed. The city will hold a topping off ceremony next Friday, a tradition in construction projects to celebrate the final beam of...
Taconic High Construction: Precast Concrete...
The first precast concrete beam for the vocational shops at the new Taconic High School was placed on Tuesday. Construction has been ongoing since March. It began with site work by J.H....
Gilbane, City Settle On 'Guaranteed Maximum...
The city and Gilbane Building Company has settled on a guaranteed maximum price for the construction of the new Taconic High School. The price for construction only is $97,757,373, which is equal...
McCandless: Contamination at Taconic Site...
The contaminated material found at Taconic High School is mostly cleaned up, according to Superintendent Jason McCandless. McCandless told the School Committee on Wednesday that about 80 percent...
Contaminated Soil Adds to Cost of Taconic High...
Getting rid of construction debris found in the soil at the site of the new Taconic high School will require construction managers to dip into contingency for the first time. John Benzinger of the...
Taconic High Building Project Site Work...
The site of the new school, directly across the driveway from the current building, is under heavy construction with equipment, material piles and dozens of workers getting the ground ready for...   [1 Comment]
Taconic High Project Site Work Starts Monday
On Monday, the Taconic High School property will start to look like a construction site. Superintendent Jason McCandless said workers from Maxymillian will begin the site work for the new high...   [4 Comments]

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