MSBA Board Votes to Move Billerica Memorial High School into Schematic Design Phase

August 6, 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 Billerica Memorial High School into the Schematic Design phase. In the Schematic Design phase, Billerica 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.
 
“Thanks to our collaborative work with local officials, we are partnering with Billerica to build a safe and modern educational facility that will provide students with a top-notch learning environment,” said Treasurer Goldberg.
 
The proposed project would create a new, 323,000 square-foot school on the site of the existing facility, which suffers from deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical, electrical, envelope and windows. Billerica Memorial High School was built in 1954 and serves 1,610 students in grades 8 through 12.
 
“The new Billerica Memorial High School will mean a better learning and teaching location for 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 1,600 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.