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Local and State Officials Gather with Framingham Community Members for the Fuller Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Local and State Officials Gather with Framingham Community Members for the Fuller Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony

June 18, 2019 (Framingham, MA): Representatives from Framingham Public Schools, the City of Framingham, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the public gathered this morning for the Groundbreaking Ceremony that launched the construction phase of the new Fuller Middle School.

Photos capturing this milestone event are available, courtesy of SaRah LaRue BoweRs of LaRueBoweRs Photography ( See the photo gallery here.

Just less than six months ago, the majority of Framingham’s voters who visited the polls supported a debt exclusion, allowing Framingham to utilize $39.5 million in state funding provided by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to build a new Fuller Middle School.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony featured remarks from Mayor of Framingham Dr. Yvonne Spicer; Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools Dr. Robert Tremblay; David Fuller, of the Fuller Family; State Senate President Karen Spilka; State Treasurer and MSBA Board Chair, Deborah Goldberg; Executive Director of the MSBA Jack McCarthy; Maliz Yemo and Honesty Perez, current McCarthy Elementary School Students; and School Building Committee Co-Chair David Miles.

“This groundbreaking event is symbolic of our City’s commitment to educational excellence for every child in Framingham and marks the beginning of a new era in how we educate children in our community,” said Superintendent, Dr. Robert Tremblay. “Celebrating student learning with highly visible instructional spaces and framed by an instruction model where our students construct greater meaning from their learning by connecting content that has typically been taught as separate subjects is a breakthrough for Framingham. Project- and problem-based teaching and learning will prepare our students for a stronger high school and post-secondary experience than ever before. Preparing our students for the rest of their lives has never been more exciting than right now!”

“This is a place where our children will have the tools to realize their dreams and potential, and the focus will be on enhancing STEAM education through rich content and innovative hands-on and minds-on activities,” said Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer, Mayor of Framingham. “The new school will be a game changer in how we educate children and will make Framingham more appealing for families for decades to come.”

“We were thrilled to be at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fuller Middle School where our team will focus on building one of the most innovative and sustainable middle schools in the region,” said Anthony Consigli, CEO of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. “This cutting-edge school will be a pillar of STEAM learning and foster the curiosity of students throughout the Framingham community for years to come.”

The video of the Groundbreaking Ceremony is available on the Framingham Public Schools Facebook Page and will be available for playback on demand on the FEC-TV website.

About Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
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About The Fuller Middle School Building Project
Fuller Middle School has served the community for over 60 years. The school has reached a point that it no longer meets today's building codes, has structural deficiencies, inefficient and inoperable systems, and does not adequately support our educational curriculum. The MSBA and the City of Framingham undertook a multi-year study to develop a cost-effective, sustainable, and educationally appropriate solution for the aging Fuller Middle School.

The new Fuller Middle School building will be three-story construction with a learning commons/cafeteria at the core surrounded by collaboration balconies fronting a perimeter of classrooms, an 8,300-square-foot gymnasium, 420-seat auditorium, and full-building air conditioning. Additionally, there will be space for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) instructional areas. No swing space is required during construction which means a lack of neighborhood interference, and there will be no need to temporarily move students to an alternative location. The MSBA has agreed to provide a grant of $39.5 million towards the total project cost of $98.3 million. After the MSBA grant, the City’s share is $58.8 million. The school is scheduled to be completed for the start of school in 2021.

For more about the project, visit

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on FacebookTwitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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