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Taconic High School Educational Program

Tax Impacts of the Bonding

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
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]
Early Cost Estimations Show New Taconic...
"Both numbers are amazing close." — John Benzinger
Gilbane Awarded Contract For New Taconic High...
"They came in with a budget that fits the School Building Needs Commission." — Kathleen Amuso.
MSBA Approves New Taconic High School Building...
"Our goal is create the best space to deliver the district's educational commitments and goals." — Deborah Goldberg
Pittsfield Approves Funds To Build New Taconic...
"It is an investment in our youth, our community, and our future." — Katherine Yon
Letter: A Future Worth Investing In
A significant piece of our city's rebirth is the Taconic School Project.
Pittsfield To Vote On Taconic Project Tuesday
"You can earn a good living without incurring the debt and putting your life on hold." — Jason McCandless
Pittsfield Council Looks At Bonding Impacts...
"The balancing act is whether or not you want to try and take advantage of rates and get in the market sooner." — Cinder McNerney
Pittsfield Sets $120.8M Budget, Design For New...
"It's a big, big day for Pittsfield." — Superintendent Jason McCandless
Taconic High School Project Estimated at $116M
"It is a generational opportunity and I wouldn't want to cut too much out of it." — Ellen Kennedy
Pittsfield City Council Pores Over Proposed...
"Right now the question before us in 2015 is do we want to proceed with the Taconic High School project or do we want to get off the list and start all over?" — Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Pittsfield Residents Wary of Taconic High...
"Where are we going to get this $40 million?" — Ellen Fothergill   [1 Comment]
Taconic School Project Decisions Needed in...
"There is a lot coming in the coming months." — Jason McCandless.

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MLK Day of Service 2017
Northern Berkshire's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service...
Skiing: XC Ski Meet
Four Wahconah boys finished in the top 25 on Saturday at...
G Basketball: Hoosac Valley...
Hoosac Valley girls basketball team on Friday night won...
Skiing: Berkshire Nordic...
Saturday, the rest of the Berkshire County Nordic League...
B Basketball: Smith Voc. vs...
The McCann Tech boys basketball team Thursday put Smith Voc...
G Basketball: Wahconah vs Mt...
The Wahconah girls basketball team Tuesday used a Victoria...
Hockey: Mount Everett vs...
Mitch Andrews and Corbin Rumbolt each scored twice Monday...
B Hockey: Wahconah vs Taconic
Five different players scored at least a goal, and 10...
Swimming: Wahconah vs Taconic
Delaney Ivas and Ashlee Languis were double winners...
The Berkshire Blizzard
The Berkshire Blizzard girls hockey team played Northshire...
Pittsfield's Four Freedoms...
More than 1,500 people marched in the bitter cold down...
G Basketball: Mohawk vs...
Aimee Dowling 16 points, 11 rebounds for McCann Tech in...
B Basketball: St. Joe's vs...
Izaha Stubbs scored 15 points, and Tyler Lancia added 14...
G Basketball: Drury vs Mount...
Jenna Benzinger scored 24 points Tuesday to help the Mount...
Hockey: Mt Everett vs...
Jake Corcoran scored two goals and set up a third in the...
Wrestling: Mount Greylock vs...
Five Taconic wrestlers pinned their opponents in a 58-16...
MLK Day of Service 2017
Northern Berkshire's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service...
Skiing: XC Ski Meet
Four Wahconah boys finished in the top 25 on Saturday at...
G Basketball: Hoosac Valley...
Hoosac Valley girls basketball team on Friday night won...
Skiing: Berkshire Nordic...
Saturday, the rest of the Berkshire County Nordic League...
B Basketball: Smith Voc. vs...
The McCann Tech boys basketball team Thursday put Smith Voc...
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