Manchester School District is in the process of developing a long-term plan for district facilities. This page is a hub for information related to that process. This page will be updated as the process continues.

Below, you will find information on our request for qualifications/request for proposals for an architectural/engineering firm to assist with the long-term facilities planning process. Additionally, you will find key documents in our facilities planning process.


Facilities master plan visioning kick-off sessions – Tuesday, April 4

Session 1 (in-person): Noon-1:30 pm at Girls at Work, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester

Session 2 (virtual): 3:30-5 pm on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87479646235

Session 3 (in-person): 6-7:30 pm at Beech Street School, 333 Beech Street, Manchester


In November, the District released a request for qualifications seeking an architectural/engineering firm to assist with the planning process. The District received three responses to the request for qualifications (RFQ); upon review by the Board of School Committee’s Finance and Facilities Committee, all three firms were deemed qualified and were then invited to respond to a request for proposals (RFP). Those three firms are:


  • Monday, February 13: Board of School Committee votes to move into negotiations with SMMA as the selected vendor.

  • Wednesday, February 8: Finance and Facilities Committee holds special meeting to make recommendation for selection of a vendor.

  • Wednesday, January 11: Finance and Facilities Committee held interviews with the three firms that responded to the request for proposals. These interviews were not open to the public.

  • Thursday, January 5: Finance and Facilities Committee met to formally open submissions to the request for proposals. All three firms listed above submitted responses to the request for proposals. The links for those responses are posted above.