Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Advances to Schematic Design Phase

July 27, 2011

Massachusetts School Building Authority Announces Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Project Advancing to Schematic Design Phase
Schematic Design Phase Narrows Project Alternatives to a Clearly Defined Design

BOSTON, MA – State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) and Katherine Craven, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to proceed into schematic design to replace the existing Concord-Carlisle Regional High School with a new high school on the existing site. The agreed-upon design will be for 1,225 students in grades 9 through 12. The MSBA and Concord-Carlisle will continue to work in collaboration to produce detailed renderings to determine the precise scope and budget of the proposed project.

“This is a very exciting stage in the MSBA process. The schematic designs that will be produced will give us our first look at the improved Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. They will help us narrow the scope and budget of the project so that we can be sure the final product is efficient, sustainable and affordable,” said State Treasurer Steven Grossman.

“We have worked diligently with Concord-Carlisle over the last several years and I look forward to continuing our work with them during this next stage in the process to replace the existing school with a new school that meets MSBA guidelines,” said Katherine Craven, Executive Director of the MSBA.

The MSBA strives to find the right-sized, most fiscally-responsible and educationally-appropriate solutions to create safe and sound learning environments. In its six year history, the MSBA has made more than $7.9 billion in reimbursements to cities, towns, and regional school districts 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 in these difficult economic times.