Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), joined State and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Duxbury Middle/High School project.
“We found the most economically sound and educationally appropriate solution to the problems encountered by the Duxbury School District,” stated Treasurer Steve Grossman, MSBA Chair. “The new Middle/High School will mean a 21st century learning and teaching environment for the community, one that we are building in a cost-effective way.”
“As a result of the successful collaboration between the MSBA and Duxbury, students at the Middle/High School will get a completely up-to-date learning environment,” said Executive Director McCarthy. “This is a down payment on the academic excellence of Duxbury students.”
The $128 million project will combine the existing Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School into a completely new facility. The current middle school was built in 1961. The current high school was built in 1968. The district is eligible to be reimbursed up to approximately $48 million from the MSBA for 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 $8.7 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.