MSBA Announces Final Audit of 3 School Project Totaling over $6M

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 three projects from 3 Districts totaling over $6 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 projects from the MSBA’s Accelerated Repair Program, which consist of repair or replacement to roofs, windows/doors and/or boilers. The combined grant value of the audited projects was $6,178,299.

“Approval of the final audits brings these vitally-needed projects to a successful conclusion, which benefits students all across the Commonwealth,” said Executive Director Jack McCarthy.

Below are the projects that received final audit approval at today's Board meeting:

District School Scope Total Project Budget Total Facilities Grant
Mashpee Quashnet School Accelerated Repair $8,287,890 $2,686,990
New Bedford John Avery Parker Accelerated Repair $8,336,514 $2,448,540
Norfolk H. Olive Day Accelerated Repair $3,500,000 $1,042,769
Totals   $20,124,404 $6,178,299

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 $14.8 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.