The Massachusetts School Building Authority voted to authorize up to $11.5 million in grant money for Newton’s $37.5 million new Angier Elementary School, one of five building projects that were approved for state funding Wednesday morning.
“The whole process thus far, it’s just off to such a good start,” said Superintendent David Fleishman. “That’s what I’m so positive about. We just have a lot of really smart and committed people... I think all the players are working well together.”
The project was funded in part by a tax increase approved by voters in March; city officials had earlier said they were anticipating about $10 million from the state.
Construction at Angier is expected to start after students leave next summer; the new school is set to open as soon as February 2016. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.