State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, today joined with local officials to break ground on major additions and renovations at Winchester High School. The MSBA is reimbursing 42.92% percent of eligible costs toward the upgrades at the school.
“I am delighted to help break ground on this important and long-awaited project,” Treasurer Grossman said. “Thanks to the MSBA’s successful partnership with the district, students and staff of Winchester High School will benefit from a state-of-the-art learning and teaching environment for many years to come.”
The project consists of three additions to the current facility to house a new dining common, music suite, office space and expanded media center. Roof and windows will be replaced in the existing structure, which will also receive upgrades to electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. The renovated 288,840 square-foot Winchester High School will serve 1,370 students in grades 9 through 12. The MSBA will fund a maximum grant of up to $44,493,270 toward the project. Winchester High School was built in 1971.
“The improvements at Winchester High School will provide local students with a beautiful new learning space,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This will undoubtedly enhance and improve their ability to excel in the classroom.”
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 1,100 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $10.7 billion in reimbursements for education capital improvement projects.