LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The Town of Longmeadow held a special fall meeting Tuesday evening to discuss and vote on a number of articles.

On the warrant for the meeting were 26 articles, with a few given special attention. This includes Article 1, which is proposing funding for a feasibility study for the town’s middle schools. Article 1 asks the town to approve $1.6 million to fund the study, which would be used to address facility and educational needs at both Glenbrook and Williams middle schools.

During Tuesday meeting, Article 1 passed by a vote of 300 to 36.

“Next step would be to hire a design team, and a project manager, and begin to conduct that feasibility study and be able to do that deep dive into the needs of our middle school,” said Superintendent Martin O’Shea.

Town Manager Lyn Simmons told 22News that Glenbrook has particular infrastructure needs given its ‘open-concept’ design, “Mostly the sixth grade wing, all of those classrooms are open. Walls do not go all the way to the ceiling. There’s no doors on the classrooms. So it does create a challenging learning environment both for sound and safety.”

The study would be conducted along with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).