MSBA Announces Final Audit of 10 School Projects Totaling over $177.3M

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 invited three Massachusetts school districts to collaborate in conducting Feasibility Studies for potential MSBA school construction 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 three projects in the MSBA’s Core Program, five Accelerated Repair Program projects, which consist of the repair or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers, one project from the Science Labs Initiative project, and one Model School Project. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $177,386,397.

"We couldn’t have asked for a better success with these projects," Executive Director /Deputy CEO McCarthy said. "The completion of these eight 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
Concord-Carlisle Concord-Carlisle High School New Construction $92,578,522 $27,065,266
Duxbury Duxbury High School Model School $128,356,161 $48,598,305
Methuen Methuen High School Addition/Renovation $98,843,630 $62,826,964
Middleton Fuller Meadow Elementary School Roof $1,626,130 $402,340
Newburyport Rupert A. Nock Middle School Addition/Renovation $26,997,326 $12,520,326
Springfield Springfield Central High School Science Lab Initiative $27,935,421 $18,952,364
Worcester Clark Street Community Elementary School Windows/Doors $2,505,511 $1,398,028
Worcester Goddard School of Science & Technology Windows/Doors $5,494,557 $2,982,498
Worcester Union Hill Elementary School Windows/Doors $2,520,957 $1,503,075
Worcester West Tatnuck Elementary School Windows/Doors $2,395,045 $1,137,231
Totals   $389,253,260 $177,386,397

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 $12.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.