MSBA Announces Final Audit of 14 School Projects Totaling over $71M

MSBA Announces Final Audit of 14 School Projects Totaling over $71M
BOSTON—State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Maureen Valente, MSBA Chief Executive Officer, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved final audits for fourteen projects from eleven school districts totaling over $71 million in grants from the MSBA. The final audit stage is the last step in the MSBA building process and represents the successful completion and closeout of the projects.
“Every project undertaken by the MSBA is a step toward creating the 21st century learning environment that all Massachusetts students deserve,” Treasurer Goldberg said. “We are delighted to have made these important investments in Massachusetts schools.”
The Board approved the final audits for four projects in the MSBA’s Core Program and 10 Accelerated Repair Program projects, which consist of the repair or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers.  The combined grant value of these audited projects is $71,426,489.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better success with these projects,” Chief Executive Officer Valente said. “The completion of these eleven projects is a further testament to the success of the MSBA’s process of collaboration with Massachusetts school districts.”
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 1,700 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $12.2 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.

Below is the list of new program grants that received final audit approval at today's Board meeting:

School Scope Total Project Budget Estimated Maximum Total Facilities Grant
East Bridgewater East Bridgewater High New $77,012,539 $40,001,096
Hamilton-Wenham Winthrop School Windows / Doors, Boiler $2,256,507 $769,304
Hampden-Wilbraham Soule Road Windows / Doors $54,719 $29,401
Medway John D McGovern Elem Windows / Doors $978,809 $384,103
North Attleborough Roosevelt Avenue Boiler $400,000 $181,568
Saugus Belmonte Saugus Middle Repair $18,932,249 $9,779,500
Springfield Chestnut Accelerated Middle School Roof $2,208,697 $1,306,343
Springfield High School/Science-Tech Roof $2,816,955 $1,936,260
Springfield Margaret C Ells Roof $1,218,912 $776,659
Springfield South End Middle School Roof $478,001 $336,082
Springfield Springfield Public Day High School Roof $819,439 $595,112
Tri County Tri County Reg Voc Tech Boiler $998,120 $313,640
Weston Field Elem School New $31,504,146 $7,989,158
Williamsburg Anne T Dunphy Add/Reno $12,390,519 $7,028,261
  Totals $152,069,612 $71,426,489