MSBA Takes Part in Re-Dedication Ceremony for Galvin Middle School

November 17, 2014

Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), today joined with local legislative and school district leaders at a re-dedication ceremony for the new General John R. Galvin Middle School. The MSBA will contribute a maximum grant of up to $34,566,674 toward the new school.

“The MSBA is thrilled to have taken part in this project,” Executive Director McCarthy said. “This partnership between the District and the MSBA has provided an up-to-date, 21st century facility for the children of Wakefield.”

The project consists of a new, 187,773 square foot school, which features dedicated spaces for art, music and science, as well as a state-of-the-art media center. New parking lots were also constructed on the site as part of the project. Galvin Middle School serves 1,070 students in grades 5 through 8. 

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 $10.9 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.