Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical Project Advances to Schematic Design Phase

July 27, 2011

Massachusetts School Building Authority Announces Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical 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 for the renovation and addition of Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District. The agreed upon design enrollment will be for 1,110 students in grades 9 through 12. The MSBA and Southern Worcester County will continue to work in collaboration to produce detailed renderings to determine a mutually agreed upon project scope and budget.

“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 Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical 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.

“The schematic designs that will be produced will give the MSBA and Southern Worcester County a better idea of the potential budget for the proposed addition and renovation at the vocational technical high school,” stated 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.