MSBA Approves over $21.7M in Accelerated Repair Grants

February 14, 2018
Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 10 Schools

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved up to $21,771,518 for 10 Accelerated Repair Projects in 6 school districts.

"The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make critical repairs to more schools in less time," said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. "By improving the learning environment for our children, the Program also makes schools more energy efficient and generates significant cost savings."

The main goals of the Accelerated Repair Program are to improve learning environments for children and teachers, reduce energy use, and generate cost savings for districts. The program provides funding for the repair or replacement of roofs, windows, and boilers in schools that are otherwise structurally, functionally, and educationally sound.

"The MSBA continues to partner with Massachusetts communities in the ongoing work of upgrading their public schools," Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy said. "These improvements to school facilities can only enhance students’ ability to excel in the classroom."

Below is a list of the projects that were approved for Accelerated Repair Program grants at the Board meeting today:

District School Scope Estimated Total Construction Estimated Total Project Costs
Athol-Royalston Regional School District Athol High School Roof; Boiler; Window/Door $10,016,786 $7,259,839
East Longmeadow Meadow Brook Window/Door $2,796,805 $1,402,452
Quincy North Quincy High School Partial Roof $1,774,617 $1,010,658
Randolph Margaret L. Donovan Elementary School Bolier; Window/Door $5,258,935 $3,542,671
Martin E. Young Elementary School Window/Door $2,602,045 $1,686,143
Weymouth Thomas W. Hamilton Primary School Boiler $1,185,006 $556,378
Wessagusset Primary School Boiler $1,176,706 $552,531
Worcester Elm Park Community School Window/Door $3,179,270 $2,156,406
Lincoln Street Elementary School Partial Roof; Window/Door $3,706,563 $1,951,883
Thorndyke Road Elementary School Partial Window/Door $2,508,595 $1,652,557
  Totals $34,205,328 $21,771,518

The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,750 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $13 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.