MSBA Approves over $15M in Accelerated Repair Grants

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in Two Districts 

BOSTON – State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and  MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO John K. McCarthy, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved up to $15,666,552 for Accelerated Repair Projects for 5 schools in two 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 are the projects approved for the Accelerated Repair Program grant at the Board meeting today:




Total Project Budget

Estimated Maximum Total Facilities Grant


Dr. An Wang Middle School

Roof, Boiler



Henry J. Robinson Middle School

Roof, Window/Door



John J. Shaughnessy Elementary School




S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School





Oak Middle School







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 $16.3 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.