William H. Galvin

Middle School Project

Glossary of Terms

SBC: School Building Committee

The South Shore Tech SBC is made up of  Town and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the South Shore Tech school during the design and construction of the Project.

MSBA: Massachusetts State Building Authority

MSBA is the authority acting on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts partnering with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost effective public school facilities. MSBA works with municipalities for the life of the project from Pre-Feasibility through Building Completion and Closeout.

PSR: Preferred Schematic Design

PSR is the second reporting stage during the Feasibility Study phase where the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to refine their educational program and space summary, further develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for consideration before progressing into Schematic Design.

SD: Schematic Design

SD is the final reporting stage where the District and its team develop a final design program and robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project.

RFS: Request for Services

The document utilized by the SSTBC to solicit qualifications for Architect and Owner’s Project Manager firms for the project.

MCPPO: Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official

The local official responsible for overseeing procurement of supplies, services, design and construction in accordance with public procurement laws that has been certified by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General.

The OPM and Designer are also required to have a dedicated person who is MCPPO certified.

PDP: Preliminary Design Program

PDP is the first reporting stage during the Feasibility Study phase where the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to document their educational program, generate an initial space summary, document existing conditions, establish design parameters, develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate alternatives to the MSBA for further evaluation in the PSR phase.

SOI: Statement of Interest

Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the MSBA’s program to partially fund the construction, renovation, addition or repair of municipality or regionally owned school facilities located in cities, towns and regional school districts. The SOI allows districts to inform the MSBA about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program.

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PROJECT UPDATES

Canton Names Consigli as Construction Firm for Galvin Middle School Project

The CM at Risk Subcommittee conducted interviews with the six pre-qualified CM firms on April 22 and April 23 and after deliberations, the committee selected Consigi as the CM for the GMS project.

“Our team is honored to partner with Canton Public Schools, Ai3 Architects and Leftfield Project Management to deliver a new, state-of-the-art school for the current and future children and families served by Galvin Middle School,” said William O’Rourke, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. Project Executive. “Consigli is committed to creating a space for the Canton community that will offer a supportive and inspiring learning environment for many generations to come.”  

Canton Press Release

Feasibility Study Under Way

The project team is now completing the Feasibility Study. Educational visioning and programming has been established, as well as space planning, and the first submission to the MSBA known as the PDP (Preliminary Design Program) was submitted in October 2023. The team then worked on and submitted the PSR (Preferred Schematic Report) on February 5, 2024. In this phase the project options were narrowed down to the preferred option for a building and site layout, an estimated cost was established for that option, and this served as a guide when the project moved forward into schematic design and ultimately a final design.  The Board of Directors for the MSBA vote to have the Galvin Middle School project move into schematic design and the schematic design submission was sent on June 26. Next step is final approval of the project and funding from the Board of Directors at their meeting on August 28, 2024.

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Building Committee Meeting

August 2024 – date TBD

MOST RECENT EVENTS

School Committee Meeting

April 11, 2024

School Committee Meeting

March 21, 2024

School Committee Meeting

February 15, 2024 

School Committee Meeting

February 1, 2024

School Committee Meeting

January 18, 2024

Joint School Committee/School Building Committee Meeting

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023 ⋅ 6pm – 7:30pm

Community Forum #4

November 29, 2023

Community Forum #3

November 13, 2023

Community Forum #2

October 25, 2023

Community Forum #1

September 27, 2023