MSBA Invites 43 Schools into Accelerated Repair Program

25 Districts will benefit from targeted school repairs
State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Maureen Valente, MSBA Chief Executive Officer, announced that the MSBA Board of Directors invited 43 schools into the Authority’s Accelerated Repair Program.  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 Accelerated Repair Program allows us to partner with school districts on much-needed repairs that can greatly extend a school’s lifespan,” said Treasurer Goldberg.  “Besides making the learning environment more comfortable for our schoolchildren, these repairs also make our schools more energy efficient and generate substantial cost savings.  It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”
“The Accelerated Repair Program directly benefits thousands of children in these communities by sustaining their infrastructure in a cost effective manner,” said Executive Chief Executive Officer Valente.
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 1,700 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $12 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.
Below is a list of projects that received Accelerated Repair invitations at the Board meeting today:

District School
Agawam Roberta G. Doering School
Auburn Pakachoag Elementary School
Boston Boston Latin School
James F. Condon Elementary School
John W. McCormack Middle School
Paul A. Dever Elementary School
William E. Channing Elementary School
Boxford Spofford Pond Elementary School
Cambridge Fletcher Maynard Academy
Canton Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School
Carver Carver Middle-High School
Chicopee Patrick E. Bowe School
Chicopee Academy at Selser School
Dartmouth Dartmouth Middle School
Gloucester Gloucester High School
Halifax Halifax Elementary School
Lawrence High School Learning Center
Marshfield Furnace Brook Middle School
Mashpee Quashnet Elementary School
New Bedford John A. Parker Elementary School
North Brookfield North Brookfield Elementary School
Northampton Bridge Street School
Leeds Elementary School
Quincy Atherton Hough Elementary School
Beechwood Knoll Elementary School
Merrymount Elementary School
Wollaston Elementary School
Sharon Heights Elementary School
Somerville Winter Hill Community Innovation School
Springfield Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet School
Thomas M. Balliet School
Balliet Middle School
Kensington International School
M. Marcus Kiley Middle School
Mary M. Lynch Elementary School
Swansea Elizabeth S. Brown Elementary School
Topsfield Proctor Elementary School
Steward Elementary School
Wayland Loker Elementary School
Worcester Belmont Street Community School
Chandler Elementary Community School
Gerald Creamer Center
Wawecus Road School