MSBA Helps Break Ground for New "Model" Marshfield High School

Treasurer Grossman and the MSBA Help Break Ground for the New Marshfield High School

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, joined state and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marshfield High School. The MSBA is contributing over $47 million of eligible expenses toward this $104 million project, which is being conducted as part of the Authority’s Model School Program.

“I am delighted to see this Model School project underway in Marshfield,” 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 be taking part in the construction of the new Marshfield High School,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This partnership between the MSBA and the District will provide an up-to-date, 21st century facility for the children of Marshfield.”

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

The Model School Program incorporates successful elements from existing schools into the design of new facilities. Through this program, districts can simplify the design process, streamline construction, reduce the amount of time it takes to build a new facility and utilize design dynamics already deemed successful by students, teachers and administrators.  The Model School Program was created in 2008.

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 inception, the Authority has made $9 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects. These timely payments have saved municipalities over $2.9 billion in avoided local interest costs and have provided much needed cash flow to communities.