MSBA Approves $17.8M in Accelerated Repair Grants

November 19, 2014

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 13 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 $17,898,910 million for Accelerated Repair Projects in eight 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 1,450 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11 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
Dartmouth George H. Potter 
Elementary School
Roof $1,868,400 $926,141
Lynn E. J. Harrington Elementary School Roof $1,863,431 $1,349,098
Connery Elementary School Roof $1,101,402 $799,283
Norwood Cornelius M. Callahan 
Elementary School
Boiler $485,809 $210,578
Orleans Orleans Elementary School Partial 
Window/Door
$1,109,312 $384,096
Quincy Francis W. Parker 
Elementary School
Window/Door $1,309,639 $877,881
Lincoln-Hancock 
Community School
Window/Door $2,521,196 $1,599,898
Stoughton Joseph H. Gibbons 
Elementary School
Roof, 
Window/Door
$3,919,990 $1,774,136
Sudbury General John Nixon 
Elementary School
Partial Roof
Partial Window/Door
$1,096,268 $375,914
Worcester Clark Street 
Developmental Learning School
Window/Door $2,505,511 $1,865,183
Goddard School of
Science and Technology
Window/Door $5,494,557 $4,081,822
Union Hill School Window/Door $2,520,957 $1,874,410
West Tatnuck School Window/Door $2,395,045 $1,780,470
  Totals $28,191,517 $17,898,910