$20.9M Grant Awarded for Clyde F. Brown Elementary School

May 11, 2017

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO John K. McCarthy announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $20,950,710 million for a new Clyde F. Brown Elementary School located in the Town of Millis. One of the next steps is for the District and the MSBA to enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which details the project’s scope and budget, along with the conditions under which the District will receive its MSBA grant.

"Upon completion, this project will provide a 21st century learning environment for Elementary School students in Millis," Treasurer Goldberg said. "Our goal is to create the best space to deliver the District’s educational commitments and goals."

The proposed project will address a number of deficiencies indicated by the District that include: mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, lack of fire protection systems, deficient roof and windows, lack of handicapped accessibility, and inefficient envelope and systems. Upon completion, the new 91,644 square foot facility will serve over 500 students in grades PK - 5.

"Students in Millis will benefit from this plan, which will enhance and improve their ability to excel in the classroom," stated Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy.

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 1,750 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $12.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.