BOSTON – Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) joined Selectman TJ Recupero, Superintendent Maggie Rizzi, Town Manager Michael Hartman, and Stoughton High School Principal Juliette Miller to advocate in favor of the new Stoughton High School project before the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday, January 27. The Stoughton High School building project was approved to proceed to the Schematic Design stage. The state is expected to contribute at least $55 million toward the construction of a new Stoughton High School.
“The current Stoughton High School building is 92 years-old. That’s incredibly outdated. Our students have thrived despite these substandard learning conditions, and I’m excited to see what they are able to accomplish in a brand new facility,” said Joyce. “Thanks to the MSBA’s approval today, we are another step closer to a state-of-the-art high school for Stoughton students.”
The proposed new school is a three-story, 229,500 square foot building with a courtyard in the center. It will replace the current Stoughton High School, which was built in 1923, 92 years ago.
Now that the project has been approved to move forward to the Schematic Design stage, the Stoughton High School Building Committee will produce a final schematic design, budget, and construction schedule, which will be submitted to the MSBA Board of Directors by the end of April for approval at their May meeting. A project funding agreement between the town and the MSBA will then be put forward for the town’s approval by late spring.
Senator Brian A. Joyce represents the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District consisting of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Easton, East Bridgewater, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater. He can be reached at (617) 722-1643 or via email at [email protected]. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @BrianAJoyce