MSBA Approves over $27M in Accelerated Repair Grants

March 30, 2016

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 13 Schools

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and Maureen G. Valente, MSBA Chief Executive Officer, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved $27,285,685 for 13 Accelerated Repair Projects in seven school districts.

“The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make critical repairs to more schools in less time,” said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg.  “By improving the learning environment for our children, the program also makes schools more energy efficient and generates significant cost savings.”

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,” Chief Executive Officer Valente 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 1,700 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.9 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.

District School Scope Total
Project
Budget
Estimated Maximum
 Total Facilities Grant
Boston Charles Sumner
Elementary School
Window/Door $2,416,338 $1,438,187
Curley K-8 School Window/Door $4,240,582 $2,643,759
David A. Ellis
Elementary School
Window/Door $3,689,605 $2,295,794
Donald McKay K-8 School Partial Window/Door $3,123,287 $1,943,882
Dorchester Academy Window/Door $5,208,311 $3,237,352
Grover Cleveland Middle School Window/Door $2,311,697 $1,445,015
Young Achievers Science and
Math Pilot K-8 School
Window/Door $4,153,343 $2,586,244
Ludlow East Street Elementary School Partial Roof Boiler $3,083,853 $1,327,366
Revere Garfield Elementary School Roof $7,858,315 $5,462,826
Stoughton West Elementary School Partial Window/Door $2,022,628 $993,734
Wareham John W. Decas
Elementary School
Partial Roof Boiler $2,524,581 $1,634,125
Watertown Watertown Middle School Partial Window/Door $3,313,291 $1,530,948
Wrentham Delaney Vogel School Partial Roof $1,795,475 $746,453
  Totals $45,741,306 $27,285,685