MSBA Board Votes to Invite Westport to Launch Feasibility Study for 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 Town of Westport to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the Westport Middle School.
 
“This Feasibility Study will carefully examine all potential solutions to help us develop the most cost effective plan,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the District to move this potential project forward.”
 
“Our partnership with local officials in Westport will ensure the best solution for the Town’s middle school students,” stated Executive Director McCarthy.
 
Westport Middle School is a 115,592 square foot facility built in 1970. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical and electrical.
 
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.