MSBA Approves $635,638 for Accelerated Repairs in Holyoke

September 30, 2015

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved grants totaling up to $635,638 for boiler repair projects at the E.N. White Elementary School and the Morgan Community School in Holyoke. Both projects are being done under the MSBA’s Accelerated Repair Program.

“The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make critical repairs to more schools in less time,” said Treasurer 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,” 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 1,600 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.