Module 4 – Schematic Design

Module 4 – Schematic Design

Schematic Design Guidelines

Based upon the completed Feasibility Study and the steps outlined in Module 3 – Feasibility Study, the District and its team, in collaboration with the MSBA, develop a robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project. The MSBA generates a Project Scope and Budget Agreement that documents the project scope, budget, schedule and MSBA financial participation to forward to the MSBA Board of Directors for their consideration. Approval by the MSBA Board of Directors is required for all projects in order for the MSBA to enter into a Project Scope and Budget Agreement and a Project Funding Agreement with the District. Refer to Module – 5 Funding the Project for additional information.

The following documents are available to assist the District:


At the August 28, 2019 Board Meeting:

  • Seven districts submitted their schematic design to the Board and were invited to enter into Project Scope and Budget Authorization with the MSBA.
    • Amesbury, Braintree, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District, Gardner, Holyoke, Millbury, West Springfield
  • Based on the most recent data and schedules provided to the MSBA by districts, the MSBA anticipates that five districts will appear before the board for their Preferred Schematic Designs authorizations at the August and December 2019 Board Meetings.
    • Gloucester, Leicester, Nauset, Orange, Springfield