Clark Avenue School Building Committee (CASBC)

  • In 2012, the City of Chelsea and Chelsea Public Schools received an invitation from the Massachusetts School Building Authority to participate in a process to determine if the City was eligible for state assistance to renovate or replace the Clark Avenue School.  This process anticipates the formation of a School Building Committee. The role of the School Building Committee depends on local customs and charter authority. In Chelsea, a School Building Committee is advisory in nature and is established by the City Manager. In August 2012, then-City Manager Jay Ash appointed the following individuals to this Committee:


    Name and Title

    SBC member who is MCPPO certified*

    Joseph Foti, Director, Public Works

    Local Chief Executive

    Jay Ash, Officer City Manager

    Administrator or Manager

    Gerald McCue, CPS Executive Director for Administration and Finance

    School Committee Member
    (minimum of one)

    Jeanette Velez, School Committee

    Superintendent of Schools

    Mary Bourque

    Local Official responsible For Building Maintenance

    Peter Kambour, CPS Director of Facilities Management

    Representative of Office authorized by law to construct school buildings

    Jay Ash, City Manager

    School Principal

    Mary Leverone

    Member knowledgeable in educational mission and function of facility

    Morrie Seigal, School Committee - Retired

    Local budget official or member of local finance Committee

    Edward Dunn, City Auditor

    Members of community with architecture, engineering and/or construction experience

    Anthony Simboli, Commercial Developer


    Clifford Cunningham, City Councilor - Delegate to the School Committee


    Sara Beqo, Student Representative


    Marilyn Garcia, Chelsea Restoration Corporation

    A copy of the meeting CASCB minutes can be found here.

    Chelsea Public Schools thanks all of the committee members for the time and hard work they spent making the Clark Avenue School Building Project a huge success!!