WAKEFIELD -- Superintendent David DiBarri wishes to provide the communities served by Northeast Metro Tech with an update on the school's progress
Northeast Metro Tech was constructed in 1968, and has not had any significant renovations, additions, or improvements since then. We are facing several issues that are reducing the quality of the educational experience we are able to provide to students.
Issue #1: Overcrowding
The school is at capacity and more than 300 students are wait listed every year.
Issue #2: Limited IEP Accommodations
About 25% of students are a part of the Individualized Education Program. The limited resources the school does have available for this population are not centrally located.
Issue #3: Outdated Facilities and Programming
The facility is no longer equipped with the space for the types of courses a 21st century vocational institution should provide, and requires modernization to comply with state regulations in terms of size and program demands.
Issue #4: Failing Mechanical and Electrical Systems
The current building needs a complete replacement of its mechanical and electrical systems, along with a full code and regulations update.
In 2017 the Massachusetts School Building Authority accepted the Northeast Metro Tech Building Project, and will reimburse the school for a significant percentage of the total project costs.
The remaining costs will be paid by the cities and towns in the school district — mortgaged over a 30 year period. Local cost will be divided among communities based on the prior year October 1 enrollment.
Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc is the Northeast Metro Tech project designer. The architecture firm is located in Waltham, MA and has worked on 80 educational projects including 15 high school projects in the last 7 years.
The Northeast Metro Tech (NEMT) Project has progressed further into the MSBA process and has officially concluded Module #2: Forming the Project Team.
WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts School Building Authority invited Northeast Metro Tech to