MSBA Board Votes Brown Elementary School in Millis into Schematic Design

September 28, 2016

MSBA Board Votes Brown Elementary School in Millis into Schematic Design 
BOSTON—State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and MSBA Chief Executive Officer Maureen Valente announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to move the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School in the Town of Millis into the Schematic Design phase. In the Schematic Design phase, the MSBA and the District will look at possible options to replace the existing school. The next step is for the MSBA to work in collaboration with the District to produce detailed designs for a potential project.
“Thanks to our collaborative work with local officials, we are working to build a 21st century educational facility that will provide students with a top-notch learning environment,” said Treasurer Goldberg.
The District’s preferred solution, proposes the construction of a new 91,644 square foot facility to replace the current building, serving grades PK-5.  The current structure suffers from deficient mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, lack of fire protection systems, deficient roof and windows, lack of handicapped accessibility, and inefficient envelope and systems. The existing Clyde F. Brown Elementary School is a 67,210 square foot facility located on a 6.6 acre site, which currently serves students in grades PK–4. The original school building was constructed in 1954.  
“The new Clyde F. Brown Elementary School will mean a better learning and teaching location for Millis students and teachers,” stated Chief Executive Officer Valente.
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 1,700 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $12.2 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.