MSBA Announces Final Audit of 11 School Projects Totaling over $152.9M

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 eleven school districts totaling over $152.9 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 five projects in the MSBA’s Core Program and six Accelerated Repair Program projects, which consist of the repair or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $152,997,857.

"We couldn’t have asked for a better success with these projects," Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy said. "The completion of these ten 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
Amherst Wildwood Elementary New Construction $1,000,000 $553,929
Auburn Auburn Middle School Roof, Boiler $1,782,604 $896,293
Blackstone Valley Regional School District Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational  Technical High School Roof $981,579 $501,276
Blackstone-Millville Regional School District Millville Elementary School Roof $1,530,558 $685,157
Dracut Dracut Senior High School Addition/Renovation $59,753,380 $34,122,252
Franklin County Regional School District Franklin County Regional Vocational Technical High School Windows/Doors $2,100,882 $1,390,964
Greenfield Greenfield High School New Construction $65,743,393 $41,787,165
Lynn E.J. Harrington Elementary School Roof $1,863,431 $1,106,870
Orleans Orleans Elementary Schoo Windows/Doors $1,191,904 $394,160
Somerset-Berkley Regional School District Somerset Berkley Regional High School Model School $82,383,618 $46,509,114
Springfield Elias Brookings Elementary School New Construction $27,900,000 $25,050,677
Totals   $246,231,349 $152,997,857

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 $12.9 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.