Prouty High School Advances to Schematic Design Phase in MSBA Pipeline

November 14, 2012

Prouty High School in the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District Advances to Schematic Design Phase in MSBA Pipeline

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 voted to move the David Prouty High School into the Schematic Design phase. The MSBA will continue to work in collaboration with the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District to produce detailed renderings of the potential addition and renovation project. 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.

“This approval brings the Prouty High School project much closer to fruition,” said Treasurer Grossman.  “Our ongoing collaboration with local officials will deliver a top-notch learning environment that will meet the community’s educational demands while saving local and state taxpayer resources.”

The proposed renovation project would address deficiencies in building systems including roof, windows, plumbing, and electrical with a small addition to the existing Prouty High School. David Prouty High School was built in 1966 and serves 500 students in grades 9 through 12.

“The renovations at Prouty High School will mean a better learning and teaching environment for area students and teachers,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “We are delighted to be partnering in this proposed 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.