Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), today joined local legislative and school district leaders at the opening ceremony for the new Field Elementary School. The MSBA will contribute a maximum grant of up to $8,310,510 towards the project.
State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Steven Grossman expressed delight over the successful completion of the project. “The MSBA's fiscally responsible blueprint for school construction is helping communities like Weston provide a strong educational foundation for students in an efficient, sustainable and affordable way," Treasurer Grossman said.
The new, 65,400 square foot Field Elementary School replaces the previous Field School, which was built in 1950. Design of the new school features two classroom wings and centralized music, arts and support spaces and maximizes daylight benefits. Field Elementary School serves 355 students in grades 4 and 5.
“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 Weston.”
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 $10.8 billion in reimbursements for sustainable school construction projects.