MSBA Invites City of Worcester to Launch Feasibility Study for South High Community School

September 30, 2015

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to invite the City of Worcester to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the South High Community 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.”

South High Community School is a 246,000 square foot facility. The school was built in 1978. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including HVAC, electrical and plumbing.

“We are committed to finding an acceptable alternative for the South High Community School,” said Executive Director McCarthy. “Our partnership with local officials in Worcester will ensure the best solution for the City’s high school students.”

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.