Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), today joined state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Greenfield High School. The MSBA is contributing up to $43.9 million for the project.
“As a result of the successful collaboration between the MSBA and the District, students will get a completely up-to-date learning environment,” said Executive Director McCarthy. “This is a down payment on the academic excellence of Greenfield students.”
The project consists of new high school serving 585 students in grades 8 through 12. The 160,500 square foot facility features state of the art music and science classrooms and wireless internet infrastructure. The MSBA will contribute 80% of eligible project costs, for a total grant of up to $43,975,973.
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 1,650 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.7 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.