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May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016 Board Meeting Press Releases

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors met on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  At the meeting, six Districts were invited to commence the Eligibility Period; three Districts were invited to conduct Feasibility Studies; 25 Districts, representing 43 projects were invited into the Accelerated Repair Program; two...

May 20, 2016
MSBA Board of Directors Meeting - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors will be meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM.  The meeting will take place at 40 Broad Street, Suite 500, Boston, Massachusetts 02109. 

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April 29, 2016
Facilities Assessment Subcommittee Meeting - May 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Facilities Assessment Subcommittee will be meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM. The meeting will take place at 40 Broad Street, 5th Floor in Boston, Massachusetts

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April 19, 2016
MSBA mourns the loss of colleague, Director of Audit Fred Beebe

Our beloved colleague and friend Fred Beebe passed away this weekend. Fred has been an integral part of the MSBA for more than 10 years. It was truly a privilege to know and work with him. Many that knew him would say “nobody loved life as much as Fred.”
 
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April 15, 2016
MSBA Administration, Operations, and Finance Subcommittee Meeting - April 20th at 11:00 AM

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Administration, Operations, and Finance Subcommittee will be meeting on, April 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  The meeting will take place at 40 Broad Street, 5th Floor in Boston, Massachusetts.

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April 15, 2016
Facilities Assessment Subcommittee Meeting - April 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Facilities Assessment Subcommittee will be meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  The meeting will take place at 40 Broad Street, 5th Floor in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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April 11, 2016
Treasurer Deb Goldberg and the MSBA Announce the 10th Annual "My Ideal School" Contest
The following press release was issued by the Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General, Deborah Goldberg, who serves as Chair of the MSBA Board of Directors.
 
State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and MSBA Chief Executive Officer Maureen Valente are pleased to announce the 2016 Annual “My Ideal School” contest. Now, in its 10th year, the contest’s goal is to promote discussion among students and teachers as to how thoughtful design and construction of schools in Massachusetts support student engagement and 21st century learning.
 
March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 Board Meeting Press Releases

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors met on Wednesday, March 30,  2016.  At the meeting, the Board recommended eight more of the 26 Districts from the 2015 Statement of Interest process be invited into Eligibility Period. In addition, seven Districts, representing 13 projects were authorized to execute a Project Funding Agreement with the MSBA for the Accelerated Repair Program; one District was recommended to proceed to the Schematic Design phase; and one District was advanced to the Project Scope and Budget Phase. The Board also voted to approve the final audits and grant amounts of six projects: one Green Repair Program project, four Accelerated Repair Program projects, and one New Program project. 

February 23, 2016
MSBA Announces Issuance of Project Advisory 35: The Educational Planning Page

The MSBA has issued a new project advisory: Project Advisory 35. This  advisory provides information on a new page that was created to support districts and educators in the exploration of concepts and options for proposed projects, the Educational Facility Planning page.  The MSBA recognizes the importance of Educational Planning, especially as it relates to the effective planning, design, and construction of adaptable school facilities.  Educational Planning will help inform school designs that are responsive to current teaching and learning practices, while providing flexibility to accommodate future changes in learning environments and educational delivery methods during the useful life of a school facility.

February 3, 2016
MSBA Issues a Request for Responses (RFR) to Conduct a School Survey

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (the “MSBA”) invites Responses from qualified firms interested in assisting the MSBA in planning, conducting and managing a School Survey of approximately 1,860 public schools of various grade configurations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including elementary, middle, high, and...

February 2, 2016
MSBA Announces Issuance of Project Advisory 34: Revisions to Cost Data Reports

The MSBA has issued a new project advisory: Project Advisory 34. MSBA project advisories are designed as informational updates for Districts, Owner's Project Managers, and Designers in an effort to facilitate the efficient and effective administration of proposed projects currently...

January 28, 2016
January 27, 2016 Board Meeting Press Releases

The Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors met on Wednesday, January 27,  2016.  At the meeting, the Board recommended 26 Districts from the 2015 Statement of Interest Process be voted into Eligibilty Period over the next three Board meetings. Eight of the 26 Districts were invited into Eligibility Period at the...