Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), today joined state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Plains Elementary School. The MSBA is contributing up to $15 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 South Hadley students.”
The 63,377 square-foot facility replaces the previous Plains Elementary School, which was built in 1932. Plains Elementary School serves 270 students from Kindergarten through grade 1. The MSBA will contribute a maximum grant of up to $15,096,518 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 1,650 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.7 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.