Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 13 Schools
State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved $17,898,910 million for Accelerated Repair Projects in eight school districts.
“The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make much needed repairs to more schools in less time,” stated Treasurer Grossman. “Besides improving the learning environment for our children, the program also makes our schools more energy efficient and generates significant cost savings. It's a win-win for everyone.”
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 McCarthy said. “These improvements to school facilities can only enhance students’ ability to excel in the classroom.”
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 1,450 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.
Below is the list of projects that received Accelerated Repair Program grant approval at today's Board meeting:
|District||School||Scope||Total Project Budget||Estimated Maximum Total Facilities Grant|
|Dartmouth||George H. Potter
|Lynn||E. J. Harrington Elementary School||Roof||$1,863,431||$1,349,098|
|Connery Elementary School||Roof||$1,101,402||$799,283|
|Norwood||Cornelius M. Callahan
|Orleans||Orleans Elementary School||Partial
|Quincy||Francis W. Parker
|Stoughton||Joseph H. Gibbons
|Sudbury||General John Nixon
Developmental Learning School
|Goddard School of
Science and Technology
|Union Hill School||Window/Door||$2,520,957||$1,874,410|
|West Tatnuck School||Window/Door||$2,395,045||$1,780,470|