Hanover Awarded $15.8M Grant for Sylvester Elementary School

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and MSBA Chief Executive Officer Maureen Valente today announced that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $15,861,754 million for renovations at the Sylvester Elementary School in the Town of Hanover. One of the next steps is for the District and the MSBA to enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which will detail the project’s scope and budget, along with the conditions under which the District will receive its MSBA grant.
“Upon completion, this project will provide a new 21st century learning environment for Elementary School students in Hanover,” Treasurer Goldberg said. “Our goal is to create the best space to deliver the District’s educational commitments and goals.”
The project will consist of an addition and renovation project at the Center Elementary School that will relocate students in Grades 2-4 currently attending the Cedar Elementary School and students in Grades 3-4 currently attending the Sylvester Elementary School, into a District-wide, Grades 2-4 school located at the existing Center Elementary School. The District and MSBA have mutually agreed upon an enrollment of 560 students serving grades 2-4. The existing Sylvester Elementary School is a 32,377 square foot facility located on a 34.7 acre site that currently serves students in grades 3-4. 
“Students will soon have a beautiful new space which will undoubtedly enhance and improve their ability to excel in the classroom.” stated Chief Executive Officer Valente.
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 $12.1 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.