MSBA Board Votes to Move Templeton Center Elementary School in Narragansett 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 Templeton Center Elementary School, part of the Narragansett Regional School District, into the Schematic Design phase. In the Schematic Design phase, the District and the MSBA will look at options to replace the existing Templeton Center Elementary School and the Baldwinville Elementary School with a new school serving Kindergarten through grade 5 on the Templeton Center Elementary School 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 working 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, 92,735 square-foot school that would serve 580 students. The current Templeton Center Elementary School was built in 1942 and suffers from deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical, electrical, envelope and windows.
 
“The new Templeton Center 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 1,600 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.