Now that the appeal period has officially ended, we can finally announce that no one filed an appeal. This means that the only thing holding us from moving back to Brockton is our ability to obtain our certificate of occupancy from the building inspector. We believe that we are in really good shape since we have successfully passed every “rough inspection” by all inspectors. Anything that could come up now should be minor in detail, so our only real obstacle is time.
We have been at the 1690 Main Street building everyday this week, and they are very optimistic that the work can be completed by November 30. Since we would like to occupy the building on December 5, we have asked all of the contractors to call for their final inspections by or before November 30. The contactors are confident that we will have a certificate of occupancy in early December, but no one can actually say for sure when we will be able to open our doors to our students and families. If we meet or exceed these timelines, our hope is to move back to Brockton on December 5. If we are delayed for any reason, we hope to return by December 12.
Lucini Bus Lines will continue to transport our Randolph and Taunton students, but Brockton Public Schools will be responsible for transporting our Brockton students. We will be working closely with BPS staff to design a plan that is suitable for all families. It is important to note that ALL students who live within a two mile radios of 1690 Main Street will be responsible to find their own transportation to school. BPS will identify all students who are eligible for transportation, and we will make that information available to all of you.
We will hold an open house the night before the scheduled date for the school to open. This is a very exciting time for all of us, and we strongly believe that you are all going to love our new building. We look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you.
Omari Walker, Executive Director
New Heights Charter School of Brockton