Module 3 Local Actions and Approval Certification Template

January 2015

Appendix 3D

Module 3 Local Actions and Approval Certification Template

Instructions: Complete the letter and certification set forth below and print on (City/Town/Regional School District) letterhead. Please submit one original, signed version of the letter and certification and one electronic version to the MSBA.

[Letterhead of City/Town/Regional School District]

[Date]

Ms. Diane Sullivan
Senior Capital Program Manager
40 Broad Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Dear Ms. Sullivan:

The (City/Town/Regional School District) School Building Committee (“SBC”) has completed its review of the Feasibility Study [Preliminary Design Program or Preferred Schematic Report] for the (insert school name) school project (the “Project”), and on (insert date of school building committee during which the vote to submit was conducted), the SBC voted to approve and authorize the Owner’s Project Manager to submit the Feasibility Study related materials to the MSBA for its consideration. A certified copy of the SBC meeting minutes, which includes the specific language of the vote and the number of votes in favor, opposed, and abstained, are attached.

Since the MSBA’s Board of Directors invited the District to conduct a Feasibility Study on (insert date of the MSBA Board of Directors meeting), the SBC has held (insert number of SBC meetings) meetings regarding the proposed project, in compliance with the state Open Meeting Law. These meetings include:

[Insert a complete list of SBC meetings held to discuss and/or present to the public material related to the Project and include the following information for each meeting: the time and location of the meeting, who presented (if applicable), a summary of the concerns and comments presented, a list of the materials discussed or made available for public review, a list of votes taken and the results, and when and where notice of each meeting was posted.]

In addition to the SBC meetings listed above, the District held (insert number of public meetings) public meetings, which were posted in compliance with the state Open Meeting Law, at which the Project was discussed. These meetings include:

[Insert a complete list of all public meetings held to discuss and/or present to the public material related to the Project and include the following information for each meeting: who hosted the meeting (e.g., School Committee, Board of Selectmen), the time and location of the meeting who presented (if applicable), a brief summary of the concerns and comments presented, a list of the materials discussed or made available for public review, a list of votes taken and the results, and when and where notice of each meeting was posted.

The presentation materials for each meeting, meeting minutes, and summary materials related to the Project are available locally for public review at (insert location of materials (e.g. website, town hall, superintendent’s office etc)).

To the best of my knowledge and belief, each of the meetings listed above complied with the requirements of the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25 and 940 CMR 29 et seq.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact (insert name, title, and contact information).

By signing this Local Action and Approval Certification, I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information supplied by the District in this Certification is true, complete, and accurate.

______________________
By:

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Date:
By signing this Local Action and Approval Certification, I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information supplied by the District in this Certification is true, complete, and accurate.

______________________
By:

Title: Superintendent of Schools

Date:
By signing this Local Action and Approval Certification, I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information supplied by the District in this Certification is true, complete, and accurate.

______________________
By:

Title: Chair of the School Committee

Date:

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