MSBA Invites 6 Schools Into Accelerated Repair Program

July 31, 2013

3 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 6 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 provides funding for the repair or replacement of 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 partner with Massachusetts communities in the ongoing work of upgrading their public schools,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “These improvements to building facilities can only enhance students’ ability to excel in the classroom.”

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

District School
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District Dighton Elementary School
Dighton Middle School
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School
Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School
Walpole Fisher School
Wareham Wareham High School

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 $9.9 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.