MSBA Building Project

What is the MSBA?

The MSBA is the Massachusetts School Building Authority. They are a quasi-independent government authority created in 2004 to replace the former school building assistance program administered by the Department of Education (now the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education). They work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.

They are overseen by a seven-member Board of Directors, chaired by State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. The Board meets six times a year to approve projects through a diligent voting process ensuring that our limited funds are distributed in a responsible and fair manner.

The MSBA staff is led by our Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Jack McCarthy. MSBA employees are focused on achieving the MSBA's mission of partnering with communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable, and cost-effective public school facilities.

How does a district get started working with the MSBA?

STATEMENT OF INTEREST

Submit a Statement of Interest ("SOI") during the MSBA open submittal period.

Scituate Public Schools submitted their SOI on ________________.

Submitting an SOI is not an invitation into the MSBA's capital pipeline; it is the first step in the MSBA's program. Moving forward in the MSBA's process requires further collaboration between the district and the MSBA.

MSBA staff reviews the submitted SOIs and works to validate the issues identified by districts in their SOI submissions. During this process, the MSBA may seek to obtain additional or clarifying information from districts and determine the appropriate level of due diligence.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

If the MSBA invites a district into the Eligibility Period, which requires a vote of the MSBA Board of Directors, the district and the MSBA will work collaboratively to determine potential solutions to the issues identified in the SOI.

The MSBA invited Scituate Public Schools into the Eligibility Period on ----------------------------------.

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