The Massachusetts School Building Authority’s Executive Director, Jack McCarthy, today joined with state and local leaders for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington. The MSBA is contributing 54.01% of eligible expenses in this $32.8 million project.
“I am honored to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Marshall Simonds Middle School,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “These upgrades will extend the working life of the building, while at the same time creating a 21st century learning environment for Burlington students."
The project consists of 33,225 square feet of additional space, bringing the total area of the school to 151,225 square feet. The new construction creates instructional space for science, foreign language, computer, and musical instruction, as well as administrative space and a new media center.
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 creation, the MSBA has made more than $9.5 billion in timely payments to cities, towns and regional school districts for school construction projects. These payments have saved municipalities over $2.9 billion in avoided local interest costs and have provided much needed cash flow to communities.