MSBA Moves Mountview Middle School in the Wachusett Regional School District to Schematic Design Phase
State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has voted to move the Mountview Middle School into the Schematic Design phase. The MSBA will continue to work in collaboration with the Wachusett Regional School District to produce detailed renderings of the potential new school. Upon completion and approval of the schematic design by the MSBA Board, the District and the Authority will collaborate to determine the scope and budget of the proposed project.
“These schematic designs will essentially give us our first look at the proposed Mountview Middle School,” said Treasurer Grossman. “By working closely with the community, I am confident that we will arrive at a design that is efficient and affordable, and more importantly, enables us to develop a plan that best meets the educational needs of local students.”
The proposed project would replace the existing facility, which was built in 1967, with a new, 127,250 square-foot building serving 800 students in grades 6 through 8 on the same site. The existing school suffers from deficiencies in the windows and roof, and in building systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and envelope.
“Every project undertaken by the MSBA is a step toward creating the 21st century learning infrastructure that Massachusetts students deserve,” said Executive Director McCarthy. “We are delighted to be working with the Wachusett Regional School District on this project.”
The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its inception, the Authority has made over $9 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects. These timely payments have saved municipalities over $2.9 billion in avoided local interest costs and have provided much needed cash flow to communities.