MSBA Invites City of Beverly to Launch Feasibility Study for Briscoe Middle School

March 26, 2014

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board voted to invite the City of Beverly to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the Briscoe Middle School.

“We are committed to working with Beverly officials to find the best alternative for the Briscoe Middle School,” said Treasurer Grossman. “This collaboration will develop a cost-effective solution that ensures Beverly students can develop and flourish in a state-of-the art, 21st century learning environment.”

“This Feasibility Study will carefully examine all potential solutions to help us develop the most effective plan to address the issues at the Briscoe Middle School,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “We look forward to partnering with Beverly to move this potential project forward.”

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 in 2004, the Authority has made $10.4 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.