Decas Primary school gets $1.6 million for roof and boilers

Decas Primary school gets $1.6 million for roof and boilers

John W. Decas Elementary School will receive around $1,634,125 for a partial roof reparation and boiler replacement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Accelerated Repair Projects.

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the MSBA, and Maureen G. Valente, MSBA Chief Executive Officer, revealed yesterday that the MSBA Board of Directors has actually authorized $27,285,685 for 13 Accelerated Repair Projects in 7 school districts.

The total of the grant presented to Decas might not necessarily be needed, said Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood. According to Financial Manager Michael MacMillan, the MSBA will provide up to $1.6 million of the total approximated budget plan for the task, $2,442,181. MSBA will compensate the school 70.1 % of total project expenses, but the school will need to front the entire cost initially.

Last month, Dr. Shaver-Hood and School Committee Chair Geoff Swett provided the results of a feasibility research study for repairing the roofing and updating the boiler system to the Board of Selectmen, who finalized the product to be voted upon throughout Town Meeting. During this conference, Shaver-Hood and Swett announced a $2.2 million estimate and a 70 % compensation rate for the job from MSBA.

They also explained that the roofing of the Decas School is 46 years old and the boilers are 45 years old, asserting that the roof remains in the point of failing.

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Patrick Tropeano expressed his support for the task, declaring that 20 years is the expectancy for roofs.

The post for roofing reparations and boiler replacement is presently on the Town Meeting Warrant.

The primary goals of the Accelerated Repair Program are to improve learning environments for children and instructors, reduce energy use, and generate cost savings for districts. The program provides financing for the repair or replacement of roofing’s, windows, and boilers in schools that are otherwise structurally, functionally, and educationally noise.

The Accelerated Repair Program allows us to make crucial repair works to more schools in less time, said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. By enhancing the learning environment for our children, the program likewise makes schools more energy efficient and creates significant expense savings.

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Decas Primary school

John W. Decas Elementary School will receive around $1,634,125 for a partial roof reparation and boiler replacement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Accelerated Repair Projects.

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the MSBA, and Maureen G. Valente, MSBA Chief Executive Officer, revealed yesterday that the MSBA Board of Directors has actually authorized $27,285,685 for 13 Accelerated Repair Projects in 7 school districts.

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The total of the grant presented to Decas might not necessarily be needed, said Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood. According to Financial Manager Michael MacMillan, the MSBA will provide up to $1.6 million of the total approximated budget plan for the task, $2,442,181. MSBA will compensate the school 70.1 % of total project expenses, but the school will need to front the entire cost initially.