MSBA Announces Final Audit of 11 School Projects Totaling over $79.9M

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 eight school districts totaling over $79.9 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 the final audits for four projects in the MSBA’s Core Program, six Accelerated Repair Program projects, which consist of the repair or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers, and one feasibility study for a prospective project. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $79,962,246.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better success with these projects,” Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy said. “The completion of these eleven projects is a further testament to the success of the MSBA’s process of collaboration with Massachusetts school districts.”

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

District School Scope Total Project Budget Total Facilities Grant
Deerfield Deerfield Elementary School Accelerated Repair - Roof $2,216,709 $949,139
Lynn Pickering Middle School Feasability Study $1,105,000 $789,278
Melrose Herbert Clark Hoover Elementary School Accelerated Repair - Windows & Doors $1,398,853 $471,297
Newton A.E. Angier Elementary School New Construction/Addition $37,491,546 $10,491,968
Northborough Lincoln Street Elementary School Addition/Renovation $25,530,553 $9,835,735
Pembroke Hobomock Elementary School Accelerated Repair - Roof $1,901,060 $927,130
Pembroke North Pembroke Elementary School Accelerated Repair - Roof $2,885,630 $1,448,340
Pembroke Pembroke Community Middle School Accelerated Repair - Roof $2,479,831 $1,171,150
Pembroke Pembroke High School Accelerated Repair - Roof $2,745,620 $1,354,114
Southern Worcester County Vo-Tech Bay Path Vo-Tech High School Addition/Renovation $73,722,405 $43,842,234
Southwick-Tolland Powder Mill Middle School Repair $17,866,863 $8,681,861
Totals   $169,344,070 $79,962,246

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 $13.1 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.