STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
The MSBA would like to thank the districts that submitted SOIs in Fiscal Year 2014 for expressing an interest in the MSBA’s program for school building construction, addition/renovation, and repair grants. Get more information on the Fiscal Year 2015 SOI submission process which closed on April 10, 2015.
In FY2014, we received a total of 227 SOIs: 119 SOIs, submitted by 60 districts, for consideration in the Accelerated Repair Program and 108 SOIs, submitted by 72 districts, for consideration in the Core Program. MSBA staff completed their internal review of properly submitted SOIs and worked with Districts to validate the issues identified in their SOI submissions. During this process, the MSBA may have sought to obtain additional or clarifying information from districts. After the MSBA reviewed the entire cohort of SOIs received, it determined the appropriate level of due diligence required for each SOI and notified districts of next steps accordingly. 60 site visits were conducted for the Accelerated Repair Program and 51 SOIs have been voted into the Accelerated Repair Program, which deals with facilities that may need roof, window, and/or boiler replacements, but are otherwise structurally sound. As MSBA staff worked with Districts being considered for the Core Program, which is for projects in need of a larger scope of work, the MSBA scheduled and conducted 28 Senior Studies in 24 Districts. As of the January 14, 2015 Board of Directors' meeting, 12 Districts were invited in the Eligibility Period.