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.
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.
Module 3: Feasibility Study (August 2019-present)
The Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) is the culmination of the evaluation and analysis through the duration of the feasibility study phase. The PSR is a documentation summary of the established design parameters, the alternative options that were developed and evaluated, and the SBC’s recommendation the most cost effective and educationally appropriate preferred solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for their consideration. Please use the links below to access individual sections of the Preferred Schematic Report. The link will allow you to access subfolders for ease of navigation through this comprehensive report.
The MSBA received the Preliminary Design Program (PDP), reviewed and returned questions on the PDP to the Town. The Town has responded to the comments and sent them back to the MSBA.
The final Upham Elementary School Educational Program describes the how WPS staffs will deliver education in the new facility.
The Preliminary Design Program is the total summation of the feasibility study that has been sent to the MSBA for review. To easily view specific sections, please use links below to access individual sections of the Preliminary Design Program.
Module 2: Assembling the Project Team (November 2018-June 2019)
Module 1: Eligibility Period (April-October, 2018)