Educational Model – Career Academies
Four Small Schools within a School
Animal & Plant Sciences
•Veterinary Technology & Research Animals
•Veterinary Technology & Equine Sciences
•Companion Animals & Pet Shop Management
•Greenhouse Management & Floriculture
•Landscape & Arboriculture
Common Facilities, Programs Technology & Services
& Services Academy
•Administration •Culinary Arts
•Student Support Services •Cosmetology
•Athletics •Design & Graphic
•School Nurse Communication
•Masonry & Tile Setting
•Cafeteria •Automotive Technology
•Library •Auto Collision Repair
•HVAC & R
•Gym & Auditorium •Information Support
•Athletic Fields Services & Networking
•Facilities, Grounds & Farm •Machine Tool
Maintenance Technology & Robotics
Life & Natural Sciences
•Natural Resources & Park Management
10/6/2009 •Biotechnology 3
Cost and Funding
125.00M MSBA eligible construction costs
8.77M MSBA ineligible construction costs
133.77M Total Project Cost
77.5 M MSBA reimbursement
21.1 M State’s Capital Bond Program
98.6 M State Funding Commitment (74%)
35,168,750 Local District Share of Project
- 4,000,000 Anticipated Sale of North Shore Tech (3%)
31,168,750.00 Total Debt Service to Member Municipalities (23%)
NOTE: A 501(C) 3 Educational Foundation is being formed to support the
school during construction and beyond through major fundraising
activities and the creation of Business Partnership Entrustments.
More than just a High School
A state-of-the-art career-focused Vocational
Technical High School during the day offering
23 occupational career paths.
A workforce development and training facility
serving the needs of adult learners and
industry partners during the evening and
weekends hours (18/6).
Proposed New School – Architect’s Rendering
In 1974, the North Shore Regional Vocational School
District failed to pass a referendum vote which would have
funded 15.5 million dollars for the construction of a new
regional vocational school with a 90% Federal/State
Failure of that referendum forced the school district to rent
space in a former shoe factory in Beverly for the next 20
At that time, 25 out of 26 Regional Vocational School
Districts opted to construct new schools.
The only new Vocational Technical school to be
constructed since 1977 is Worcester Tech which opened 3
years ago in the Fall of 2006.
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2004: Legislature approves & Governor signs Ch. 463 of
the Acts of 2004, authorizing a formal merger process.
2005: Temporary Oversight Board established to oversee
planning, development, and feasibility study process.
2008: MSBA eligible costs established at $125 million for
a 1,440 student and 370,000 sq. ft. school.
2009: State Treasurer’s Office/Mass School Building
Authority (MSBA) commits to $77.5M.
2009: Governor’s Office/Division of Capital Asset
Management (DCAM) tentatively commits to $21.1M.
Summer/Fall 2009: Public presentation of the project
to potential member communities.
2009: Obtain community votes of support by 12/15/09
of communities representing 75% of the 2004 NS Tech
2010: The new school district is formed and the design
and bidding phases of the project are completed.
2011-12: Projected construction phase of project.
2013: School projected to open in September of 2013.