Agawam High School

Building Project

Project Overview

Welcome to the Agawam High School Construction Project page. Here we hope you will find answers and information regarding the project background, process, and next steps.

The Agawam High School Building Committee typically meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month; meetings are subject to change, please check the Town of Agawam calendar at and the schedule page on this site for more meetings.

Community Forum #5 was held at the Agawam Public Library Community Room on February 26, 2024 at 7pm. Please click below to view the presentation.

To view the recording of the meeting, please click this link

Project Timeline and Status

February 2024

Town of Agawam and the Project Team selects Fontaine Bros/WT Rich as the CM

DECEMBER 13, 2023

Agawam High School Project is Approved to Move to Schematic Design by the MSBA Board of Directors

October 26, 2023

Town of Agawam and the Project Team submit PSR to MSBA

JULY 2023

Town of Agawam and the Project Team submit PDP to MSBA

March 14, 2023

Town of Agawam Selects Flansburgh as The Designer for the Project

December 2022

Town of Agawam Enlists LeftField , LLC as their OPM

August 2, 2021

MSBA and Town of Agawam Executes the Feasibility Study Agreement for Agawam High School

April 27, 2021

MSBA invites Town of Agawam to the Feasibility Study for Agawam High School

April 14, 2021

MSBA Invites Town of Agawam to the Eligibility Period for the MSBA Project for Agawam High School
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May 4, 2020

Town of Agawam Submitts the Statement of Interest to the MSBA for the Agawam High School project



Click here for more information about funding and protocols of capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools


Click here for a reference guide to clarify context and meaning to common terms used in the building process for public projects


Schematic Design - Module 4

The High School project is now in Module 4 – Schematic Design. This phase will dictate the project budget and design that ultimately will be the basis of the Project Funding Agreement with the MSBA. The completed Schematic Design package will be submitted to the MSBA on May 2, 2024 and will be up for Board Approval at the June 26, 2024 MSBA Board of Directors meeting.

Part of the Schematic Design process also includes the procurement of a CM (Construction Manager) at Risk. This process started with public advertising of the project in December 2023, six very qualified CM firms submitted Qualification Statements and all firms were interviewed on February 14 & 15. Based on the ratings the final selection will be made by the CM-at-Risk Subcommittee the following days.

The project team submitted the Preliminary Design Program (PDP) to the MSBA on July 28, 2023, and received comments back from the MSBA which were responded to. The project team then submitted the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) on October 26, 2023, and received formal comments back from the MSBA which were responded to on December 6, 2023.

Following the PSR submission, the project team and District then met with the FAS (Facilities Assessment Subcommittee) on November 15th, to introduce the project to the FAS group so they could make the recommendation to present at the MSBA Board of Directors meeting on December 13, when the MSBA Board of Directors unanimously voted that the Town of Agawam and the High School project was approved to proceed into schematic design.


Project Information Night #4

May 1, 2024 – Sapelli School Cafeteria

Project Information Night #3

April 25, 2024 – Lunch at Agawam Senior Center

Project Information Night #2

April 24, 2024 – Phelps School Library

Project Information Night #1

April 10, 2024 – Doering School Auditorium


Community Forum #5

February 26, 2024 – 7pm at the Agawam Public Library

CM-r Subcommittee Meeting #3

February 15, 2024

CM-r Interviews

February 15, 2024

CM-r Interviews

February 14, 2024