Carver Elementary School Advances to Schematic Design Phase

June 3, 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 of Directors voted to move the Carver Elementary School into the Schematic Design phase. In the Schematic Design phase, Carver and the MSBA will look at options to replace the existing school on the current site. The next step is for the MSBA to work in collaboration with the District to produce detailed designs for a potential school project.
 
“Listening to the needs of a community and developing projects together are priorities for the MSBA, and the Carver Elementary School project is a case study in that sentiment,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “Thanks to our collaboration with the Carver Elementary School community and local officials, we are working to build a safe and modern educational facility that will provide students with a top-notch learning environment.”
 
The proposed project would create a new, 112,350 square-foot school on the site of the existing facility, which suffers from deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Carver Elementary School was built in 1951 and serves 750 students in Kindergarten through grade 5.
 
“The new Carver Elementary School will mean a better learning and teaching location for area students and teachers,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “We are delighted to be partnering in this proposed project.”
 
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 $11.3 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.