MSBA Invites Ipswich to Launch Feasibility Study for Winthrop Elementary School

March 25, 2015

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair 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 Ipswich to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the Winthrop Elementary School.

“We are committed to finding an acceptable alternative for the Winthrop School,” said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “Our partnership with local officials in Ipswich will ensure the best solution for the town’s elementary school students.” 

Winthrop Elementary School is a 41,000 square foot facility. The school was built in 1956, with an elevator installed in 1985 and an addition made in 1992. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including HVAC, plumbing, windows, doors 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 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,500 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.2 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.