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 move the Mount Greylock Regional School in Williamstown into the Schematic Design phase.
In the Schematic Design phase, the Mount Greylock Regional School District and the MSBA will look at possible options for an addition and renovation project at the 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 safe and modern educational facility that will provide students with a top-notch learning environment,” said Treasurer Goldberg.
The proposed project would renovate approximately 53,215 square feet at the existing facility and create approximately 79,680 square feet of new space. The school currently suffers from deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, building envelope and windows. Mount Greylock Regional School was built in 1960 and serves 535 students in grades 7 through 12.
“The improvements at Mount Greylock Regional School will mean a better learning and teaching location for area students and teachers,” stated Executive Director McCarthy.
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.