Billerica Awarded $73.6 Grant for New Memorial High School

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority  (MSBA), and MSBA Chief Executive Officer Maureen Valente today announced that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $73,677,177 million for a new Billerica Memorial High School. One of the next steps is for the District and the MSBA to enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which will detail the project’s scope and budget, along with the conditions under which the District will receive its MSBA grant.
“Upon completion, the new Billerica High School will provide a 21st century learning environment for area students,” Treasurer Goldberg said. “Our goal is to create the best space to deliver the district’s educational commitments and goals.”
The project will create a new 325,191 square foot school at the site of the existing facility and will serve 1,610 students in grades 8 through 12. The existing facility, which suffers from deficiencies in major building systems including mechanical, electrical, envelope and windows, was built in 1954.
“The new Billerica High School will replace an aging building with a modern learning facility,” stated Chief Executive Officer Valente. “Students will soon have a beautiful new space which will undoubtedly enhance and improve their ability to excel in the classroom.”
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 1,650 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.8 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.