MSBA Approves over $24.3M in Accelerated Repair Grants

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 20 Schools

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved up to $24,359,096 for Accelerated Repair Projects in 12 school districts.

"The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make critical repairs to more schools in less time," said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. "By improving the learning environment for our children, the Program also makes schools more energy efficient and generates significant cost savings."

The main goals of the Accelerated Repair Program are to improve learning environments for children and teachers, reduce energy use, and generate cost savings for districts. The program provides funding for the repair or replacement of roofs, windows, and boilers in schools that are otherwise structurally, functionally, and educationally sound.
"The MSBA continues to partner with Massachusetts communities in the ongoing work of upgrading their public schools," Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy said. "These improvements to school facilities can only enhance students’ ability to excel in the classroom."

Below is a list of the projects that were approved for Accelerated Repair Program grants at the Board meeting today:

District School Scope

Total Project Budget

Estimated Maximum Total Facilities Grant


Agawam Junior High School

Boiler $1,205,806 $617,862

Blackstone Valley
Regional Vocational Technical School District

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School

Partial Roof $1,486,419 $751,188
Chelmsford South Row
Elementary School
Partial Roof $516,646 $248,997
Dracut Brookside
Elementary School
Roof $3,536,208 $1,745,262
George H. Englesby Elementary School Roof $2,806,808 $1,446,863
East Bridgewater Central Elementary School Partial Roof $2,222,224 $1,123,134
Fitchburg South Street Elementary School Partial Roof; Partial Boiler $3,105,244 $2,370,144
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District Wilbraham Middle School Roof $3,169,773 $1,575,085
Lowell Frederic T. Greenhalge Elementary School Boiler $1,479,485 $1,035,368
James S. Daley
Middle School
Boiler $1,880,962 $1,311,532
Rogers Early
Learning Center
Boiler $2,135,646 $1,505,076
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Boiler $1,498,147 $1,026,312
Southborough Mary E. Finn Elementary School Boiler $1,155,908 $365,276
Wakefield Greenwood School Roof $1,675,490 $677,556
Wayland Loker Elementary School Partial Roof $$3,798,498 $1,178,571
Worcester Burncoat Street
Preparatory School
Partial Roof $1,017,713 $770,685
Lincoln Street School Boiler $1,346,274 $1,017,257
Tatnuck Magnet School Roof $2,025,697 $1,518,616
Vernon Hill School Roof $2,504,165 $1,878,257
Worcester East
Middle School
Roof $2,968,689 $2,196,055
  Totals $41,535,802 $24,359,096

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 $14.2 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.