MSBA Announces Final Audit of 10 School Projects Totaling over $89M

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 ten projects from seven school districts totaling over $89 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 projects from the MSBA’s Core Program and Accelerated Repair Program, which consist of repair or replacement to roofs, windows/doors and/or boilers. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $89,568,112.

"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 is the list of projects that received final audit approval at today's Board meeting:

District School Scope Total Project Budget Total Facilities Grant
Greater Lowell Regional Voc Tech Greater Lowell Regional Voc Tech Add/Reno $65,310,211 $45,263,267
Lunenburg Lunenburg High New Construction $72,590,848 $33,515,933
North Brookfield North Brookfield Elementary Roof $3,909,508 $2,061,560
Quaboag Regional West Brookfield Elementary Windows/Doors $65,403 $48,587
Stoughton Joseph H. Gibbons Roof, Windows/Doors $3,919,990 $1,327,849
Westborough Elsie A Hastings Elementary Roof, Windows/Doors, Boiler $93,300 $41,500
Worcester Flagg Street Windows/Doors $4,336,844 $2,218,449
Francis J McGrath Elementary Windows/Doors $1,812,614 $969,302
Grafton Street Windows/Doors, Boiler $4,569,125 $2,830,315
Jacob Hiatt Magnet Windows/Doors $2,334,988 $1,291,350
Totals   $158,942,471 $89,568,112

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 $14.3 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.