Framingham Public Schools Director of Buildings and Grounds Matt Torti gave the Framingham School Committee and update on projects completed over the summer.
Torti said his department spent more than $3 million on projects including repaving sections of driveways and installing new windows and doors at Stapleton Elementary.
The only major project not completed before school opened was the replacement of the concrete piers that support the roof over the front area of Cameron Middle School. The work is continuing.
In other business at Monday night's School Committee meeting:
- School Commitee appointed Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott as its representative to the ACCEPT Boards of Directors. ACCEPT is a regional non-profit educational organization that promotes excellence and innovation in educational practice for MetroWest school districts. It is a provider of Special Education programs and services.
- Kirsten Harrod, a 5th grade student at McCarthy Elementary School, recently spoke at the Framingham History Center breakfast about the Grade 3 trips to the History Center. She addressed the topic: Take Your Place in History-Learning for a Lifetime. She is a fifth generation Framingham resident and spoke of how many of her ancestors worked at companies in town.
- Oscar Corona, an 8th grade student at Walsh Middle School won the Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition. He was awarded a first place trophy and will launch from Homer Hickam Field at Space Camp in the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. on Oct. 27.
- Framingham High School mathematics teacher Brendon Ferullo was awarded a four-year Math for America Boston Master Teacher Fellowship.