Brunswick seeks construction bids for new ‘discovery classroom’ at elementary school


A rendering of The invention classroom Getting into at Kate Furbish Elementary School. Courtesy of CHA Structure

The Brunswick School Division is now looking for enchancment bids for A mannequin new classroom On the Kate Furbish Elementary School.

Based mostly on Superintendent Phil Potenziano, the 1,000-sq. foot “discovery classroom” Shall be used for science and nature experiments, small group reveals And further palms-on studying actions.

The classroom Shall be a freestanding constructing shut to The doorway of the cafeteria. It is being funded by way of a 2019 present from Bowdoin School of $450,000.

“I am Very joyful that Bowdoin School decided to fund this distinctive studying environment For school youngsters,” said Potenziano. “A ‘discovery classroom’ will increase studying alternatives for not solely our youngest college students However the objective is to increase its use for the greater Brunswick group.”

The varsity department is hoping to acquire bids from native enchancment corporations, Potenziano said.

The classroom Can furtherly embrace sinks, tables and Space for storing, in accordance to a 2019 report by The Occasions Doc. Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School already has two “discovery lecture rooms,” in accordance to The identical report.

“In further conventional phrases it Might be thought-about a multi-objective room,” said Brunswick School Board member Sarah Singer, noting thOn The power May even be a venue For outdoors programming, Similar to bands or artists Which might come current On the school.

The classroom was initially Faraway from the constructing plans for Kate Furbish As a Outcome of of price range constraints, in accordance to Singer, who May even be the chair of the amenities committee.

“Bowdoin’s present for the inclusion of the Discovery Classroom was An alternative To assemble on the appreciable funding the group was making in its public schools,” said Matt Orlando, Bowdoin School’s senior Vice chairman for finance and administration. “The inclusion of this distinctive classroom space will serve not solely The college students attending the Kate Furbish school however will serve the broader group.”

There are 615 college students enrolled at Kate Furbish, which serves pre-school by way of second grade and opened in September 2020.

Bids are due by 10 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2021. Potenziano said the school department is hoping To interrupt floor Inside the spring, however a timeline for when the constructing Might be full has but to be decided.

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