MSBA Approves over $31.2M in Accelerated Repair Grants

January 14, 2015

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 20 Schools

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved $31,263,678 for Accelerated Repair Projects in 14 school districts.

“The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make much needed repairs to more schools in less time,” stated Treasurer Grossman.  “Besides improving the learning environment for our children, the program also makes our schools more energy efficient and generates significant cost savings. It's a win-win for everyone.”

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 MSBA continues to partner with Massachusetts communities in the ongoing work of upgrading their public schools,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “These improvements to school facilities can only enhance students’ 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 1,485 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.1 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.

Below is the list of projects that received Accelerated Repair Program grant approval at today's Board meeting:

District School Scope Total Project Budget Estimated Maximum Total Facilities Grant
Auburn Auburn Middle School Roof/
Partial Boiler
$2,168,605 $1,106,476
Bryn Mawr Elementary School Roof $855,548 $436,704
Brockton Ashfield Middle School Roof/Boiler $3,590,486 $2,672,826
Brookfield Elementary School Roof $3,861,775 $2,873,804
Gilmore School 
Early Childhood Center
Roof/Boiler $2,843,301 $2,117,895
Falmouth Lawrence Middle School Window/Door $3,947,636 $1,430,279
Greenfield Green River Elementary School Roof
Window/Door
$2,340,110 $1,583,470
Leominster Northwest Elementary School Roof $3,249,170 $2,143,917
Medway John D. McGovern School Window/Door $1,251,598 $538,021
Middleton Fuller Meadow School Partial Roof $1,626,130 $604,897
Northampton Leeds Elementary School Partial Roof $680,871 $355,345
R.K. Finn Ryan Road Elementary School Partial Roof $1,076,554 $574,959
Randolph J.F. Kennedy Elementary School Window/Door $2,669,252 $1,865,143
Randolph High School Partial Window/
Door
$5,177,636 $3,636,340
Southern Berkshire
Regional School District
Mount Everett 
Regional High School
Roof/Boiler $7,741,013 $2,612,552
Springfield John F. Kennedy Middle School Window/Door $2,985,603 $2,096,906
Kensington International School Window/Door $1,222,828 $748,320
Tri-County Regional
Vocational School District
Tri-County Regional Vocational
Technical High School
Boiler $998,120 $449,982
Tyngsborough Tyngsborough High School Roof/Boiler $4,074,418 $1,991,874
Wellesley Wellesley Middle School Window/Door $4,991,050 $1,423,968
  Totals $57,351,704 $31,263,678