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 34 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.
"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 projects that received accelerated repair invitations at the Board meeting today:
|Blackstone-Millville Regional School District||Millville Elementary School|
|Boston||James Otis Elementary School|
|John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science|
|Muriel S. Snowden International School at Copley|
|Josiah Quincy Elementary School|
|Rafael Hernández K-8 School|
|Donald McKay K-8 School|
|Patrick Lyndon K-8 School|
|Bourne||Bourne High School|
|Cambridge||Graham and Parks School|
|Danvers||Highlands Elementary School|
|East Longmeadow||Meadow Brook Elementary School|
|Fall River||Westall Elementary School|
|Resiliency Preparatory Academy|
|Lynn||Lynn Vocational Technical Institute|
|Nashoba Valley Technical School District||Nashoba Valley Technical High School|
|New Bedford||John A. Parker Elementary School|
|Trinity Day Academy|
|New Salem-Wendell Regional School District||Swift River School|
|Newton||F.A. Day Middle School|
|Bigelow Middle School|
|Norfolk||H. Olive Day School|
|Norfolk County Agricultural School District||Norfolk County Agricultural High School|
|Quaboag Regional School District||West Brookfield Elementary School|
|Springfield||Milton Bradley School|
|Springfield High School of Science and Technology|
|Swansea||Joseph Case High School|
|Tantasqua Regional School District||Tantasqua Regional Junior High School|
|Taunton||Taunton Alternative High School|
|Ware||Ware Middle School|
|Stanley M. Koziol Elementary School|
|West Bridgewater||Howard Elementary School|
|Westborough||Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School|
|Worcester||Challenge and Reach Academy|
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 $13.2 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.