BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and John K. McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has invited the City of Westfield to collaborate in conducting a Feasibility Study for a potential MSBA school construction project for the Franklin Avenue Elementary School.
"The Feasibility Study phase of the MSBA pipeline will carefully examine potential solutions to the issues identified at the school facility and will help us develop the most cost effective plan to address those issues," stated Treasurer Goldberg. "We look forward to partnering with the District to move this potential project forward."
The Board of Directors approved a Feasibility Study invitation for the following school:
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"We are committed to working with Districts to help address the deficiencies at schools," said Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy. "Our partnership with local officials will ensure the best solutions for the students in Westfield."
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 1,750 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $14.1 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.