MSBA Approves over $54M in Accelerated Repair Grants

Expedited Process Improves Learning Environments for Children in 35 Schools

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director and Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved up to $54,303,504 for 35 Accelerated Repair Projects in 20 school 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 McCarthy said. "These improvements to school facilities can only enhance students’ ability to excel in the classroom."

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 $12.4 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.

District School Scope Total Project Budget Estimated MaximumTotal Facilities Grant
Agawam Roberta G. Doering School Boiler $968,569 $477,631
Auburn Pakachoag Elementary School Roof $958,492 $429,975
Boston Boston Latin School Partial Boiler $1,923,254 $1,203,077
James F. Condon Elementary School Boiler $1,063,022 $666,881
John W. McCormack Middle School Roof $3,105,492 $1,933,116
Paul A. Dever Elementary School Roof $2,772,056 $1,728,096
William E. Channing Elementary School Boiler $938,357 $587,717
Boxford Spofford Pond Elementary School Roof, Window/Door $4,981,379 $1,635,089
Cambridge Fletcher Maynard Academy Roof $1,265,677 $390,486
Canton Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School Roof $1,740,000 $730,947
Chicopee Patrick E. Bowe School Window/Door $3,182,085 $2,119,199
Chicopee Academy at Selser School Partial Roof $1,699,814 $1,134,709
Dartmouth Dartmouth Middle School Roof $5,894,699 $2,865,109
Gloucester Gloucester High School Roof $4,942,950 $1,933,365
Halifax Halifax Elementary School Roof, Window/Door $7,262,124 $3,280,476
Lawrence High School Learning Center Boiler $1,497,662 $1,142,606
Marshfield Furnace Brook Middle School Roof $8,503,235 $2,856,660
North Brookfield North Brookfield Elementary School Roof $3,909,508 $2,299,172
Northhampton Bridge Street School Roof $1,729,632 $802,484
Leeds Elementary School Roof $1,836,008 $853,787
Quincy Atherton Hough Elementary School Partial Boiler $967,121 $581,131
Beechwood Knoll Elementary School Partial Boiler $723,785 $457,697
Merrymount Elementary School Partial Boiler $994,133 $600,927
Wollaston Elementary School Partial Boiler $856,976 $541,403
Revere Garfield Middle School Boiler $1,288,843 $871,699
Sharon Heights Elementary School Roof $2,324,663 $947,353
Springfield Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet School Window/Door $3,156,421 $2,396,427
Kensington International School Roof $1,488,913 $1,091,826
M. Marcus Kiley Middle School Window/Door $9,498,611 $7,210,934
Mary M. Lynch Elementary School Roof $2,117,130 $1,618,626
Swansea Elizabeth S. Brown Elementary School Window/Door $1,468,488 $754,824
Worcester Belmont Street Elementary School WIndow/Door $4,098,316 $3,092,573
Chandler Elementary Community School Boiler, Window/Door $1,492,592 $1,088,943
Gerald Creamer Center Partial Boiler, Window/Door $3,135,856 $2,365,951
Wawecus Road School Window/Door $2,218,334 $1,612,608
  Totals $96,004,197 $54,303,504