~Project Milestones


ABRSD submitted its Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)

April 2016

MSBA invites the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) into the School Building Grant Program

February 2017

First ABRSD School Building Committee (SBC) Meeting

June 2017

ABRSD School Building Committee (SBC) Hosts Informational Community Forums for the feasibility study

October 2017 to December 2017

ABRSD SBC voted to study a Pre-K to 6 twin elementary school as the preferred option

December 2017

Owner’s Project Manager Selected (Skanska USA)

April 2018

Designer Selected (Arrowstreet)

August 2018

Educational Visioning Sessions with ABRSD faculty, district leaders and community members

October 2018 to March 2019

Educational Plan Approved by the AB School Committee

November 2018


November 2018

ABRSD SBC Hosts Community Forums

November 2018 to June 2018

ABRSD SBC deemed Gates site to be the preferred option

January 2019

ABRSD Submits PSR #1 to MSBA

February 2019

ABRSD Submits PSR #2 to the MSBA

June 2019

SBC Votes to proceed with the Construction Manager at Risk Procurement Process

June 2019


Schematic Design (SD) Estimate Reconciliation

June 2019 to August 2019

ABRSD SBC Schematic Design Submission

September 11, 2019

MSBA Project Scope and Budget Approval Board Meeting

October 30, 2019

Special Town Meetings

December 10, 2019

Funding the project special ballot vote (region-wide debt exclusion vote)

December 17, 2019

Anticipated construction start date

May 2020

Anticipated new building completion date

August 2022

Anticipated completion of demolition of the Douglas Elementary School and sitework

August 2023


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