On January 26, 2011 the Town of Swampscott submitted a Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for the Hadley Elementary School.
The MSBA is an independent public authority, which administers and funds a program for grants to eligible cities, towns and regional school districts, for school construction and renovation projects. The MSBA’s grant program is a discretionary program and, therefore, no city, town or regional school district has any entitlement to any funds from the MSBA.
At the November 6, 2012 Board of Directors meeting, the MSBA Board voted to issue an invitation to the Town of Swampscott to conduct a Feasibility Study for the Statement of Interest, in order to identify and study possible solutions and, through a collaborative process with the MSBA, reach a mutually-agreed upon solution.
This spring and summer, the Town of Swampscott procured, as required by law, the services of an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) and a Designer/Architect. The OPM firm selected was collaborative partners. Mount Vernon Group was selected as the Architect. The Architect is currently gathering existing information and reviewing the possible building sites for the Elementary School Building project.