The day after Mayor Marty Walsh said he planned to add nearly $5 million to the Boston Public Schools budget, Walsh announced a $25.1 million investment of state and city funds to replace doors and windows at seven schools.
“Our top priority is improving our schools, and I am pleased we have been able to successfully work with the Massachusetts School Building Authority to make these critical investments that will improve our schools for generations to come,” Walsh said in a statement. “We know that modern learning environments best prepare our students for future success, and we will continue to prioritize infrastructure that is environmentally sound, propelling our schools to become even more efficient and cost-effective.”
The seven schools receving funding are: Young Achievers Science and Math K-8 in Mattapan, Community Academy of Science and Health and TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury, McKay K-8 School in East Boston, Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain, and Charles Sumner Elementary School in Roslindale.
Construction will begin next spring, and will use $16.4 million in Massachusetts School Building Authority Accelerated Repair Funds, which is a program focused on performing energy-efficient and cost-saving upgrades in school districts.