MSBA Invites 42 Schools into Accelerated Repair Program

27 Districts Will Benefit from Targeted School Repairs

BOSTON - State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and John K. McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced that the MSBA Board of Directors invited 42 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 Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy.

"The MSBA continues to partner with Massachusetts communities in the ongoing work of upgrading their public schools," Executive Director/Deputy CEO McCarthy said. "These improvements to school facilities can only enhance students' ability to excel in the classroom."

Below is a list of projects that received accelerated repair invitations at the Board meeting today:

District School
Acushnet Acushnet Elementary School
Agawam Agawam Junior High School
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Boston Curley K-8 School
Mary K. Lion High School
William McKinley School
Brockton Huntington Alternative School
Chelmsford South Row Elementary School
Dracut Brookside Elementary School
George H. Englesby Elementary School
East Bridgewater Central Elementary School
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School
Fitchburg South Street Elementary School
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District Wilbraham Middle School
Hanover Cedar Elementary School
Kingston Kingston Elementary School
Lowell Dr. Gertrude Bailey Elementary School
Frederic T. Greenhalge Elementary School
James S. Daley Middle School
James F. Sullivan Middle School
Rogers Early Learning Center
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
Mohawk Trail Regional School District Sanderson Academy 
 Monson Quarry Hill Community School
Northbridge Northbridge Middle School
Quabbin Regional School District Hubbardston Center School
Salem Bentley Academy
Sandwich Forestdale School
Oak Ridge School
Southborough Mary E. Finn Elementary School
Springfield Frederick Harris School
Indian Orchard Elementary School
Summer Avenue School
Wakefield Greenwood School
Wayland Loker Elementary School
Westport Westport Elementary School
Weymouth Ralph Talbot Primary School
Worcester Burncoat Street Preparatory School
Lincoln Street School
Tatnuck Magnet School
Vernon Hill School
Worcester East Middle School

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 $13.8 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.