MSBA Helps Cut Ribbon at New "Model" Natick High School

September 24, 2012

Treasurer Grossman and the MSBA Help Cut the Ribbon at Natick High School

MSBA joins with local leadership to formally open $78.8M school

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and Jack McCarthy, the MSBA’s Executive Director, today joined with local legislative and school district leaders to cut the ribbon at Natick High School.  The MSBA is contributing over $35 million of eligible expenses towards the construction of the new school.

“Natick High School was one of the MSBA's first Model School projects, and I am delighted to see the final result,” stated Treasurer Grossman. “The Model School Program is an innovative initiative that has been tremendously successful, and it has helped communities across the Commonwealth save valuable time and money while delivering top-notch schools and modern learning environments for our students.”

“The MSBA is thrilled to have taken part in the construction of the new Natick High School,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This partnership between the MSBA and the District has provided an up-to-date, 21st century facility for the children of Natick.”

The new Natick High School was constructed as part of the MSBA’s Model School Program, which adapts and re-uses the design of successful, recently constructed elementary, middle and high schools.  The 254,000 square-foot school serves 1,300 students in grades 9-12.  It replaces a school built in 1954.

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 creation, the MSBA has made more than $9 billion in payments to Massachusetts school districts. These timely payments made by the MSBA to cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction projects have saved municipalities over $2.9 billion in avoided local interest costs and have provided much needed cash flow to communities.