MSBA Announces Final Audit of 11 School Projects Totaling over $65M

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 eleven projects from seven school districts totaling over $65 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 $65,837,431.

"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
City of Gloucester West Parish Elementary School New Construction $39,539,111 $14,570,475
Grafton Public Schools North Street Elementary School Windows/Doors $62,000 $32,401
Ludlow Public Schools East Street Elementary School Roof, Boiler $3,083,853 $848,972
New Bedford Public Schools Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School Windows/Doors $3,763,212 $2,713,856
New Bedford Public Schools Casmir Pulaski Elementary School Windows/Doors, Boiler $2,719,018 $1,920,561
New Bedford Public Schools Hayden McFadden Elementary School Windows/Doors, Boiler $5,153,280 $3,689,481
New Bedford Public Schools John Avery Parker Elementary School Windows/Doors, Boiler $94,005 $64,217
New Bedford Public Schools Sergeant William H. Carney Academy Elementary School Windows/Doors, Boiler $5,131,697 $3,704,833
Town of Oxford Oxford Middle School Repair $7,340,000 $3,310,106
Peabody Public Schools Peabody Veteran Memorial High School Roof $1,893,332 $859,013
Town of Tewskbury Tewskbury Memorial High School New Construction - Model School $67,710,158 $34,123,516
Totals   $136,489,666 $65,837,431

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 $13.8 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.