MSBA Invites City of Lynn to Launch Feasibility Study for Pickering Middle School

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 voted to invite the City of Lynn to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the Pickering Middle School.
“This Feasibility Study will carefully examine all potential solutions to help us develop the most effective plan,” stated Treasurer Goldberg. “We look forward to partnering with the District to move this potential project forward.”
“We are committed to finding an acceptable alternative for the Pickering Middle School,” said Executive Director McCarthy. “Our partnership with local officials in Lynn will ensure the best solution for the City’s middle school students.”
Pickering Middle School is a 78,600 square foot facility. The school was built in 1907, with an addition made in 1953. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building envelope.
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.