MSBA Helps Cut the Ribbon at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School

September 24, 2012

MSBA joins with local leadership to formally open $40.5M school

Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), today joined with local leaders to cut the ribbon at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School.  The MSBA is contributing over 78% of eligible expenses toward the $40.5 million 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 the Adams-Cheshire District.”

The project entails additions and renovations to the Hoosac Valley High School, which was built in 1969. The 174,000 square-foot school serves 805 students in grades 6-12.  The upgraded school will also replace the Adams Memorial Middle School, which was built in 1952.

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 creation, the MSBA has made more than $9 billion in payments to Massachusetts school districts. These timely payments made by the MSBA to cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction projects have saved municipalities over $2.9 billion in avoided local interest costs and have provided much needed cash flow to communities.