MSBA Invites Town of Braintree to Launch Feasibility Study for East Middle School

June 4, 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 Town of Braintree to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the East Middle School.

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

East Middle School was constructed in 1961. The building area is approximately 106,750 square feet and contains 47 classrooms, a media center, a cafeteria and science technology labs. The District has identified deficiencies in building systems including windows, doors, HVAC, boiler and electrical.

“This Feasibility Study will carefully examine all potential solutions to help us develop the most effective plan,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “We look forward to partnering with the District 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 $10.5 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.