Town Approves $24,000 Contract for Improvements at Patio in Front of Saxe Middle School
Town officials last week approved an approximately $24,000 contract with an East Otis, Mass.-based company to improve an area in front of Saxe Middle School that became a popular outdoor learning space amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Selectmen during its regular meeting Feb. 21 voted unanimously in favor of the $23,814.32 contract with The Williams Stone Company.
The town last year had extended a sidewalk “that comes straight down to the front of the school, with a nice patio that they’ve been using for outdoor classrooms and for areas that the kids to get out of doors, specifically after the success during COVID,” Public Works Director Tiger Mann said during the meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference.
“They realized the success of outdoor classrooms which were a hit. The kids liked to be outside. It’s much better for them and overall learning.