MSBA Helps Cut the Ribbon on New Marshfield High School

August 8, 2014
MSBA Helps Cut the Ribbon on New Marshfield High School

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, today joined with local legislative and school district leaders to cut the ribbon on the new Marshfield High School. The MSBA is contributing 55.61% of eligible expenses towards the $101,630,087 project, which was conducted as part of the MSBA’s Model School Program. The Model School Program incorporates successful elements from existing schools into the design of new facilities. Through this program, districts can streamline construction and utilize design dynamics already deemed successful by students, teachers and administrators. 

“The Model School initiative has been a resounding success, and I’m excited that Marshfield’s needs are a good fit for the program,” said Treasurer Grossman. “By utilizing the best design elements from other successful construction projects, the MSBA’s reimbursement rate increases, saving money for local taxpayers.”

The project consists of a three-story, 267,500 square-foot school with a functioning courtyard at its center. The facility also features a marine fabrication laboratory capable of housing several vessels for repair or renovation. Marshfield High School serves 1,310 students in grades 9-12.

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

The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,400 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $10.7 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.