Pickering Middle School

Building Project

Glossary of Terms

SBC: School Building Committee

The Pickering SBC which consists of  City and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of monitoring the Project progress and to advise the City of Lynn during the design/construction of the Project. The Members are:


Jared Nicholson Chair – Mayor, City of Lynn

Brian Castellanos Member – Lynn School Committee Member

Debra Ruggiero Interim Superintendent – Lynn Public Schools

Dianna Chakoutis City Councilor – Ward 5

Flory Makuwa Construction Supervisor – Zoning Board of Appeals ( ZBA) Member

Jessica Gerado Teacher and Parent – Lynn Public Schools

Jim Ridley Former Principal – Lynn Public Schools

John Ford Former Member – Lynn School Committee

Joseph Smart Deputy Building Commissioner – Inspectional Services

Karyn Miller Teacher – Masconomet Regional – Lynn Public Schools Parent

Kevin Rittershaus Principal – Pickering Middle School

Lauren Drago Associate Planner – City of Lynn

Lorraine Gately Member – Lynn School Committee

Michael Bertino Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – City of Lynn

Michael Donovan Chief – Inspectional Services

Molly Cohen Interim Deputy Superintendent  – Lynn Public Schools

Peter Kolokithas Professional Engineer – Lynn Public Schools Parent

Rich Marlin Legislative Director – Mass Building Trades Council

Rick Starbard City Councilor – Ward 2

Tom Mannion Retired Member – IBEW Local 103

Tom McGee Former Mayor – City of Lynn

Wayne Lozzi City Councilor – Ward 1

LCT: Lynn Community Television

Lynn Community Television (LCTV) is a public access center providing the public with opportunities to learn, use and create media. We have the tools to help the community to create studio and field television or web productions, graphic designs, audio productions, documentaries, and journalistic endeavors.

With an expanding network of partnerships with city, community organizations, & more, Lynn Community Television aims to be everyone’s voice and connection to your neighbors and beyond. Our goal is to provide the Lynn community with access to express their First Amendment Rights via broadcast media, promote local activities & news, and support creativity.

LCTV membership is available to all local residents and non-profit organizations, and gives those that join access to:

  • Community Bulletin Board for announcements and PSAs
  • High-quality video/television production equipment
  • Broadcast of Produced Programs
  • Studio and/or Field Production
  • Production training classes

Lynn Community Television (LCT) Website

MSBA: Massachusetts State Building Authority

MSBA is the authority acting on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts partnering with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost effective public school facilities. MSBA works with municipalities for the life of the project from Pre-Feasibility through Building Completion and Closeout.

MSBA Website

PDP: Preliminary Design Program

PDP is the first reporting stage during the Feasibility Study phase where the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to document their educational program, generate an initial space summary, document existing conditions, establish design parameters, develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate alternatives to the MSBA for further evaluation in the PSR phase.

Module 3 Feasibility Study Guidelines

PSR: Preferred Schematic Design

PSR is the second reporting stage during the Feasibility Study phase where the District and its team collaborate with the MSBA to refine their educational program and space summary, further develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate solution to the MSBA Board of Directors for consideration before progressing into Schematic Design.

Module 3 Feasibility Study Guidelines

SD: Schematic Design

SD is the final reporting stage where the District and its team develop a final design program and robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the Proposed Project.

Module 4 Schematic Design Guidelines

MCPPO: Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official

The local official responsible for overseeing procurement of supplies, services, design and construction in accordance with public procurement laws that has been certified by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General.

The OPM and Designer are also required to have a dedicated person who is MCPPO certified.

MCPPO Website

SOI: Statement of Interest

Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the MSBA’s program to partially fund the construction, renovation, addition or repair of municipality or regionally owned school facilities located in cities, towns and regional school districts. The SOI allows districts to inform the MSBA about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program.

Pickering Statement of Interest