MSBA Invites 19 Schools into Accelerated Repair Program

13 Districts will benefit from targeted school repairs

BOSTON - State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and John K. McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced that the MSBA Board of Directors invited 19 schools into the Authority’s Accelerated Repair Program. 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 Accelerated Repair Program allows us to partner with school districts on much-needed repairs that can greatly extend a school’s lifespan," said Treasurer Goldberg. "Besides making the learning environment more comfortable for our schoolchildren, these repairs also make our schools more energy efficient and generate substantial cost savings. It’s a win-win for everyone involved."

"The Accelerated Repair Program directly benefits thousands of children in these communities by sustaining their infrastructure in a cost effective manner," said Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy.

Below is a list of projects that received accelerated repair invitations at the Board meeting today:

District School
Blackstone-Millville Regional School District John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Fall River James Tansey Elementary School
Samuel Watson Elementary School
Grafton North Street Elementary School
Lawrence Community Day Arlington Elementary School
School for Exceptional Studies
Lynn Hood Elementary School
Mansfield Mansfield High School
New Bedford Elizabeth C. Brooks Elementary School
Norton Henri A. Yelle Elementary School
J.C. Solmonese Elementary School
L.G. Nourse Elementary School
Quincy North Quincy High School
Randolph Margaret L. Donovan School
Martin E. Young School
Seekonk Mildred H. Aitken School
Westford Abbot Elementary School
Weymouth Thomas W. Hamilton Primary School
Wessagusset Primary 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 $12.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.