McCarthy Helps Cut the Ribbon at Renovated Dunphy Elementary School in Williamsburg

September 6, 2014

MSBA joins with local leadership to formally open $12.4M school

Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), today joined with local legislative and school district leaders for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Anne T. Dunphy Elementary School. The MSBA is contributing 61.86% of eligible expenses in this $12.4 million project.

State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Steven Grossman expressed delight over the successful completion of the project. “The MSBA's fiscally responsible blueprint for school construction is helping communities like Williamsburg provide a strong educational foundation for students in an efficient, sustainable and affordable way," Treasurer Grossman said.

The MSBA-funded additions facilitate a grade reconfiguration that combines the district’s elementary school population into a single facility of approximately 37,850 square feet. The expanded Dunphy School serves 170 students from Kindergarten through grade 6. The project also addresses deficiencies in the building’s HVAC system. The MSBA will contribute a maximum grant of up to $7,369,521 towards the project.

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

The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,400 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $10.8 billion in reimbursements for sustainable school construction projects.