MSBA Announces Final Audit of 18 School Projects Totaling over $129M

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and John K. McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved final audits for eighteen projects from thirteen school districts totaling over $129 million in grants from the MSBA. The final audit stage is the last step in the MSBA building process and represents the successful completion and closeout of these projects.

"Every project undertaken by the MSBA is a step toward creating the 21st century learning environment that all Massachusetts students deserve," Treasurer Goldberg said. "We are delighted to have made these important investments in Massachusetts schools."

The Board approved a combination of projects from the MSBA’s Core Program and Accelerated Repair Program, which consist of repair or replacement to roofs, windows/doors and/or boilers. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $129,017,924.

"Approval of the final audits brings these vitally-needed projects to a successful conclusion, which benefits students all across the Commonwealth," said Executive Director Jack McCarthy.

Below is the list of projects that received final audit approval at today's Board meeting:

District School Scope Total Project Budget Total Facilities Grant
Chicopee Belcher Elemetary School Roof $707,618 $473,301
Chicopee Fairview Elementary School Roof $2,033,268 $1,303,184
Gloucester Gloucester High School Roof $4,085,507 $1,555,871
Ipswich Winthrop Elementary School New Construction $945,000 $565,646
Milford Woodland Elementary School New Construction $60,893,257 $27,295,264
Northhampton Bridge Street Elementary School Roof $1,483,990 $594,442
Northhampton Leeds Elementary School Roof $1,522,908 $632,637
Quaboag Warren Elementary School Windows/Doors $1,048,662 $628,787
Revere Garfield Elementary School Roof $7,897,479 $5,577,717
Springfield Daniel B. Brunton Elementary School Windows/Doors $2,662,470 $1,677,198
Springfield Mary M. Walsh Elementary School Windows/Doors $2,646,869 $1,408,763
Springfield Public Day High School Windows/Doors $1,690,808 $1,136,988
Springfield STEM Middle Academy School Windows/Doors $2,103,396 $1,045,861
Wachusett Mountview Middle School New Construction $53,135,822 $24,036,141
Watertown Watertown Middle School Windows/Doors $3,313,291 $1,043,304
West Bridgewater West Bridgewater Jr-Sr High School New Construction $63,103,416 $26,595,608
Westford Abbot Elementary School Roof $3,066,442 $928,924
Worcester Nelson Place Elementary School New Construction $57,739,737 $32,518,288
Totals   $270,079,940 $129,017,924

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 1,750 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $14 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.