MSBA Invites 43 Schools to do Accelerated Repairs

June 5, 2013

25 Districts will benefit from targeted school repairs

State Treasurer and Receiver General Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced that the MSBA Board of Directors invited 43 schools into the Authority’s Accelerated Repair Program. The main goals of the Accelerated Repair Program are to improve learning environments for children and teachers, reduce energy use, and generate cost savings for districts. The program will repair or replace roofs, windows and boilers in schools that are otherwise structurally, functionally, and educationally sound.

“The Accelerated Repair program allows us to partner with school districts on much-needed repairs that can greatly extend a school’s lifespan,” said Treasurer Grossman.  “Besides making the learning environment more comfortable for our schoolchildren, these repairs also make our schools more energy efficient and generate substantial cost savings.  It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

“The MSBA continues to stand alongside Massachusetts communities in the ongoing work of upgrading their public schools,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This targeted use of funds greatly increases the overall effectiveness of the Authority.”

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 creation, the MSBA has made more than $9.7 billion in timely payments to cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction projects. These timely payments have saved municipalities over $2.9 billion in avoided local interest costs and have provided much needed cash flow to communities.

Below is the list of projects that received accelerated repair invitations at today’s meeting:

District School
Ashland Ashland Middle School
Henry E. Warren Elementary School
Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School*
(Barnstable United Elementary School)
Blackstone-Millville Regional School District Millville Elementary School
Central Berkshire Regional School District Berkshire Trail Elementary School
Chesterfield-Goshen Regional School District New Hingham Regional Elementary School
Easton Moreau Hall Elementary School
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Bessie Buker Elementary School
Winthrop Elementary School
Hatfield Smith Academy
Hopedale Memorial Elementary School
Lenox Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
Morris Elementary School
Medford Medford High School
Nashoba Valley Technical School District Nashoba Valley Technical High School
Nauset Regional School District Nauset Regional Middle School
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School
Pembroke Hobomock Elementary School
North Pembroke Elementary School
Pembroke Community Middle School
Pembroke High School
Pentucket Regional School District Pentucket Regional Middle School
Quincy Merrymount Elementary School
North Quincy High School
Wollaston Elementary School
Randolph Randolph Community Middle School
Randolph High School
South Middlesex Regional
Vocational Technical School District
Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School
Springfield Springfield High School of Science and Technology
Margaret C. Ells School
South End Middle School
Springfield Public Day High School
Stoughton Helen H. Hansen Elementary School
Joseph R. Dawe, Jr. Elementary School
West Elementary School
Wellfleet Wellfleet Elementary School
Westford Colonel John Robinson Elementary School
Norman E. Day Elementary School
Westhampton Westhampton Elementary School
Worcester Columbus Park Preparatory Academy
Tatnuck Magnet School
Worcester Arts Magnet School
Worcester East Middle School

*District notified the MSBA that the facility’s name has changed to the Barnstable United Elementary School.