MSBA Approves over $3.6M in Accelerated Repair Grants

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in Seven Districts 

BOSTON – State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and  MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO John K. McCarthy, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved up to $3,627,605 for Accelerated Repair Projects for four schools in 4 districts.

“The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make critical repairs to more schools in less time,” said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg.  “By improving the learning environment for our children, the Program also makes schools more energy efficient and generates significant cost savings.”

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 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 are the projects approved for the Accelerated Repair Program grant at the Board meeting today: 




Total Project Budget 

Estimated Maximum Total Facilities Grant 


West Memorial 

Elementary School 

Partial Roof 




Beachmont Veterans Memorial School 





Harold H. Galligan School 

Boilers; Windows/Doors 




Weston High School 

Partial Roof 







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 $15.4 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.