UPDATE: We are happy to announce that over 7,000 voters voted “YES” for a new Northeast Metro Vocational Technical School location in Wakefield. Progress has already begun with the Massachusetts School Building Authority allocating over $140 million to the project. 

Thank you to our members who voted in the special election and contributed to this resounding victory for the Massachusetts trades industry. We look forward to more victories in the future!

Brothers and Sisters,

On Tuesday, January 25, vote YES for a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical School location in Wakefield!

Voting Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Chelsea, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

Why we need a new facility:

1.) Overcrowding

The school is at capacity and more than 300 students are wait-listed every year.
2.) Limited IEP Accommodations
About 25% of students are a part of the Individualized Education Program. The limited resources the school does have available for this population are not centrally located.
3.) Outdated Facilities and Programming
The facility is no longer equipped for the types of courses a 21st-century vocational institution should provide, and requires modernization to comply with state regulations in terms of size and program demands.
4.) Failing Mechanical and Electrical Systems
The current building needs a complete replacement of its mechanical and electrical systems, along with a full code and regulations update.

Voting Locations
Chelsea: City Hall, 500 Broadway

Malden: Senior Center Auditorium, 7 Washington St.
Melrose: Middle School Gym Complex, 90 Melrose St.
North Reading: St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St.
Reading: Reading Memorial High School Hawkes Field House, 62 Oakland Road
Revere: St. Anthony’s Church (rear entrance), 250 Revere St.
Saugus: Senior Center, 466 Central St.
Stoneham: Town Hall, 35 Central St.
Wakefield: Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St.
Winchester: Town Hall, 71 Mt. Vernon St.
Winthrop: Old Middle School Gym, 151 Pauline St., Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St.; O’Connell Hall, 9 Golden Drive

Woburn: Old Wyman Elementary School, Main Street and Eaton Avenue

With your vote, we can drastically improve the school for students for years to come! Please make your voice heard this Tuesday! For voting information and to check your voter registration status, please click here to visit the Secretary of State website.

In Solidarity,

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Robert Butler
SMART Northeast Regional Council