Saugus Accepted by MSBA into Schematic Design Phase of Saugus Middle-High School Project

(Saugus, MA) February 16, 2017 – Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Saugus High School Project Building Committee are pleased to announce that Saugus has been accepted by the Massachusetts School Building Authority into the next module of the high school project – the schematic design phase.

During their Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the MSBA voted unanimously to accept the Town into the schematic design phase of the project, and to support a grades six through 12 middle-high school facility to be built on the existing high school site. Prior to this, a grades six through 12 configuration and a space summary supporting a 6-12 facility was voted and approved by the School Committee and Building Committee.

District representatives from Saugus attended the meeting to show their support for the project and thank the MSBA. Those present included Town Manager Crabtree, School Committee and Building Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David DeRuosi, and Saugus High School Principal Mike Hashem.  Owner’s Project Manager PMA Consultants and designer HMFH Architects were also in attendance.

“It is very exciting to be moving into the next module and phase of the project,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “Now is the time for the school district and the Town to work with the residents, schools, and community on designing a place and plan that fits the education plan designed and voted by the School Committee and Building Committee. This is about bringing facilities and education into the 21st century and being competitive with other communities. This will be a worthy investment.”

The schematic design phase of the project is the fourth out of eight modules. During this phase, Saugus will collaborate with the MSBA to develop a schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget, and schedule upon which to evaluate the basis for a proposed project, secure approval of the project by the MSBA Board, receive approval from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the District’s special education program, and obtain local authorization and financial support.

For more information, please visit our new Saugus High School Project Building Committee website.


About The Town of Saugus

The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.