Massachusetts School Building Authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy today joined with local legislative and district leaders for the ceremonial ribbon cutting on the new Duxbury Middle/High School. The MSBA is contributing 45.13% of eligible expenses towards the $128,356,161 project, which was conducted as part of the MSBA’s Model School Program. The Model School Program incorporates successful elements from existing schools into the design of new facilities.
“The Model School initiative has been a resounding success, and I’m excited that Duxbury’s needs are a good fit for the program,” noted State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Steven Grossman. “By utilizing the best design elements from other successful construction projects, the MSBA’s reimbursement rate increases, saving money for local taxpayers.”
The design of the new, 322,105 square-foot facility is based on Ashland High School and houses middle and high school facilities in separate wings, with shared facilities such as a cafeteria and media center located in a third wing. Duxbury Middle/High School serves 1,735 students in grades 6-12.
“The MSBA is thrilled to have taken part in this project,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This partnership between the District and the MSBA has provided an up-to-date, 21st century facility for the children of Duxbury.”
The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,400 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $10.7 billion in reimbursements for sustainable school construction projects.