BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and John K. McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has invited three Massachusetts school districts to collaborate in conducting Feasibility Studies for potential MSBA school construction 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 three projects in the MSBA’s Core Program, five Accelerated Repair Program projects, which consist of the repair or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers, one project from the Science Labs Initiative project, and one Model School Project. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $177,386,397.
"We couldn’t have asked for a better success with these projects," Executive Director /Deputy CEO McCarthy said. "The completion of these eight projects is a further testament to the success of the MSBA’s process of collaboration with Massachusetts school districts."
Below is the list of new program grants that received final audit approval at today's Board meeting:
|District||School||Scope||Total Project Budget||Total Facilities Grant|
|Concord-Carlisle||Concord-Carlisle High School||New Construction||$92,578,522||$27,065,266|
|Duxbury||Duxbury High School||Model School||$128,356,161||$48,598,305|
|Methuen||Methuen High School||Addition/Renovation||$98,843,630||$62,826,964|
|Middleton||Fuller Meadow Elementary School||Roof||$1,626,130||$402,340|
|Newburyport||Rupert A. Nock Middle School||Addition/Renovation||$26,997,326||$12,520,326|
|Springfield||Springfield Central High School||Science Lab Initiative||$27,935,421||$18,952,364|
|Worcester||Clark Street Community Elementary School||Windows/Doors||$2,505,511||$1,398,028|
|Worcester||Goddard School of Science & Technology||Windows/Doors||$5,494,557||$2,982,498|
|Worcester||Union Hill Elementary School||Windows/Doors||$2,520,957||$1,503,075|
|Worcester||West Tatnuck Elementary School||Windows/Doors||$2,395,045||$1,137,231|
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 $12.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.