Hopkinton Awarded $14M Grant for New Center Elementary School

September 30, 2015

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority  (MSBA), and MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy today announced that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $14 million to replace the existing Center Elementary School in Hopkinton with a new facility. One of the next steps is for the District and the MSBA to enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which will detail the project’s scope and budget, along with the conditions under which the Town will receive its MSBA grant.
 
“Upon completion, the new school in Hopkinton will provide a modern learning environment for the Town’s students,” Treasurer Goldberg said. “Our goal is create the best space to deliver the district’s educational commitments and goals.”
 
The new 83,256 square-foot school will be built based on a design enrollment of 395 students in Kindergarten through grade 1. The MSBA will contribute 44.50% of eligible costs toward the project, for a total grant of up to $14,058,455. The current school was built in 1928 and suffers from deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and windows.
 
“The new Center Elementary School will replace an aging building with a modern learning facility,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “Students will soon have a beautiful new space which will undoubtedly enhance and improve their ability to excel in the classroom.”