Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), today joined with local legislative and school district leaders at a dedication ceremony for additions and renovations at Dracut High School. The MSBA will contribute a maximum grant of up to $35,838,072 toward the project.
State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Steven Grossman expressed delight over the successful completion of the project. “The MSBA's fiscally responsible blueprint for school construction is helping communities like Dracut provide a strong educational foundation for students in an efficient, sustainable and affordable way," Treasurer Grossman said.
The project consists of 58,850 square feet of additions and renovations to the existing school, which was built in 1957. Improvements include the relocation of the media center and replacement of modular classrooms. Renovations were also made to address deficiencies in mechanical systems and building envelope. Dracut High School serves 1,160 students in grades 9 through 12.
“The MSBA is thrilled to have taken part in this project,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This partnership between the District and the MSBA has provided an up-to-date, 21st century facility for the children of Dracut.”
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 $10.9 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.