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Hardy/Upham: MSBA Documents & Reports

In December 2017, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) invited the Upham School into the Eligibility Period of its Core Program, as one of only 15 schools statewide that year offered the opportunity to receive funding for a renovation or replacement of its building. The SBC is studying both the Hardy and Upham sites to develop and evaluate options, both new construction and addition/renovation, for the school to be built in partnership with the MSBA.

To be eligible for state reimbursement the Town must follow the MSBA's prescribed process.

Module 6: Detailed Design (December 2021 - February 2023)

The District and its team continue to advance the Design of the project and the MSBA continues to monitor the project to ensure it remains on track and meets the expectation of both the District and the MSBA as defined in the Project Funding Agreement.  Additionally, the MSBA assigns a Commissioning Consultant to the project who facilitates an intensive quality assurance process and ensures that the new building operates efficiently and as the owner intended. 

  • 90% Construction Documents (90% CD): The 90% CD Report was submitted to the MSBA on December 16, 2023. The MSBA has provided comments and the District is preparing a response.

  • 60% Construction Documents (60% CD): The 60% CD Report was submitted to the MSBA on October 11, 2022.

  • Project Funding Agreement (PFA): On March 23, 2022 the District received the fully executed Project Funding Agreement from the MSBA.

  • Design Development (DD):

Module 5: Funding The Project (July 2021-December 2021)

  • On August 25, 2021 the MSBA Board voted to approve the Project Scope and Budget for the new Hardy Elementary School Project based on the Schematic Design (SD) submission made in July.

  • The Town will Vote to approve and fund the project at the Special Town Meeting scheduled for October 25th – 27th

  • The Town will Vote to approve the project funding at the Ballot vote on December 7, 2021.

  • Once all funding approval votes are complete the Project Team will restart in the Design Development phase in December 2021.

Module 4: Schematic Design (July 2020-July 2021)

  • During Schematic Design (SD), the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to develop a robust 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 Proposed Project by the Board, receive Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approval of the Proposed Project for delivery of the District’s special educational program, and obtain local authorization and financial support.  Please use the links below to access individual sections of the Schematic Design documents.  The link will allow you to access subfolders for ease of navigation through this comprehensive report.

Module 3: Feasibility Study (August 2019-July 2020)




Module 2: Assembling the Project Team (November 2018-June 2019)

Module 1: Eligibility Period (April-October, 2018)

The Town met all requirements of the MSBA Module 1 - Eligibility Period including approval of funding for feasibility study and schematic design. Special Town Meeting appropriated $2.5 million for this purpose in October 2018 and shortly afterward, the MSBA invited the project into the feasibility study/schematic design phase of its program.

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