Middle school accepted into MSBA program

Scituate public school officials are working to have some options for a new or renovated middle school ready for 2014’s Town Meeting after the project was accepted into Massachusetts School Building Authority’s program this month. According to Superintendent John McCarthy, officials have already gotten to work to hire a project team, including a project manager and designer. That group will use $750,000 appropriated by Town Meeting to do a feasibility study on the aging Gates Middle School. The study will determine possible options for the school, as well as their projected cost. “What we’re trying to work toward is hopefully having a proposal to put before the voters by next spring,” McCarthy said, noting that getting accepted into the state program took longer than anticipated. “Our objective has always has been . . . if we could get [this to] the voters by next Town Meeting, we feel we would be on target. That’s still ambitious and an aggressive time frame, but we think we can do it.”