Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), joined state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Penn Brook Elementary School. The MSBA is contributing up to $20.1 million for the project.
“As a result of the successful collaboration between the MSBA and the District, students will get a completely up-to-date learning environment,” said Executive Director McCarthy. “This is a down payment on the academic excellence of Georgetown students.”
The new 98,000 square-foot facility replaces the previous Penn Brook Elementary School, which was built in 1970. Penn Brook Elementary serves 770 students from Kindergarten through grade 6. The MSBA will contribute a maximum grant of up to $20,117,006 toward the project.
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 1,600 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.