The Waltham School Committee And the Waltham City Council will hold a joint meeting to discuss the Waltham Public Schools current and future building needs. Possible locations include Chesterbrook Woods, a 25.5-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Robert Treat Paine Estate.
The meeting is on Tuesday, January 30th, 7:00 pm at the Cannon Lecture Hall, Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St.
The agenda is:
- Agreed Upon Items
- Waltham Public Schools Current and Future Building Needs
- District Needs
- Waltham High School Needs
- Career and Vocational Technical Education
- Brief Analysis of Potential Sites
- Waltham High School Project Ramifications
- Questions for Departments, Boards and Commissions
- Open Discussion
On November 15, 2017 the Waltham Land Trust submitted a letter to City Officials advocating for the continued conservation of the Chesterbrook Woods, also known as the Coleman-Stanton Property, and opposing its use as a potential location for the new high school. Read the WLT’s full statement.
There is an on-line petition, created by the neighborhood group Coalition to Save Chesterbrook Woods, stating “We strongly oppose the use of Chesterbrook Woods as the site for a new high school.”
The Friends of Stonehurst have written a position letter to the Waltham City Council.
Look at our downloadable Storer Conservation Land trail guide to see how the Chesterbrook Woods are a natural extension of the Storer Conservation Land.