MSBA Board Votes to Invite Saugus High School to Feasibility Study

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 Town of Saugus to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at Saugus High School.
“The MSBA is committed to finding the best alternative for Saugus High School,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “The partnership between the MSBA and the town of Saugus will ensure that students thrive in a 21st century learning environment.”

Saugus High School is a 193,200 square foot facility. The school was built in 1954, with additions made in 1960 and 1972. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including HVAC, roof, electrical, windows, doors and building envelope.
“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 1,600 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.