R.E. Shaw Building Project

New Shaw - Frequently Asked Questions

New Shaw FAQs - March 2022.pdf

Thank you Town of Millbury for Approving the New R.E. Shaw Elementary School!

Estimated Project Bid Date: December 2020

Construction of New School Begins: April 2021 – July 2022

Teachers Move-In: July 2022

Demolition of Existing Shaw School: July 2022-August 2022

Start of the School Year in the new Shaw School: September 2022

Construction of New Athletic Fields: September 2022 – December 2022

Repaving of entrance driveway: July 2023

The Millbury Public School District has received approval from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to design a new grades 3 – 6 school facility for a certified enrollment of 550 students at 58 Elmwood Street (the site of the current Shaw School) . The MSBA has agreed to contribute between 24.2 to 24.7 million dollars of the project costs.

Fast Facts about the New R.E. Shaw Building Project

Building Square Footage: 90,266

(Current school: 76,437 sf)

Grades: 3-6

(Current school: Gr. 4-6)

Estimated LEED Platinum Certified Building Systems

(the highest LEED rating achievable)

STEM-focused learning spaces with new technology infrastructure

Building design that maximizes student and staff safety

Total Estimated Project Cost: $60,922,761

(includes design, construction, furniture and technology)

Anticipated Maximum Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Share: $25,002,981

Anticipated Maximum Town Share: $35,919,780

Based on a $36 million bond for 30 years at a 3.75% fixed interest rate, the expected tax impact will be $1.21 per $1,000 assessed value.

Visit the FAQ and Documents pages for more facts about the Shaw Building Project