Marlborough Public Schools
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New elementary in Marlborough, Mass., is nearly complete

April 10, 2020
The $56.4 million campus is scheduled to open to students in August.

Construction on a new $56.4 million elementary school in Marlborough, Mass., is just days away from being substantially complete.

MetroWest Daily News reports that the major interior components of the project are finished. Superintendent Michael Bergeron. Students says students are slated to file through the doors of the new school in August.

Work on the city’s fourth elementary school kicked off in summer 2018. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is reimbursing the city $29 million for the $56.4 million project.

The tab for the new school was initially expected to be about $67.5 million, but Marlborough enrolled in the school building authority’s Model School program, saving the city slightly more than $10 million. The Model School program enables communities to use the design for a model school already constructed in Massachusetts.

The program accelerates the timeline for the project and reduces construction costs.

More than 30 classrooms housing 610 students will be part of the new building. The additional space will enable fifth-graders to move back to the elementary schools.

The new facility will feature a dedicated play area for students in kindergarten, first and second grade and another for older students. Increased gym and cafeteria space will also be included. A partition dividing the gym and cafeteria can be removed to create a large cafetorium, the first in the district

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