Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority is reminding school districts that they have until Friday to submit Core Program Statements of Interest for consideration in 2023.
Submitting a Core Program SOI is the necessary first step in the MSBA’s program for school building construction, addition/renovation, and extensive repair grants. The SOI informs the MSBA about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program.
The Core Program is primarily for projects considered as extensive repairs, renovations, addition/renovations, and new school construction.
For 2023, there are changes specific to the vote requirements.
All required vote documentation must be uploaded in the SOI system in order to submit an SOI and in the prescribed format set forth within the MSBA’s SOI Application System.
Cities and towns must submit the following vote documentation:
• Vote of the municipal governing body (i.e., city council/select board/equivalent governing body) authorizing the superintendent of schools to submit the SOI
• Vote of the school committee authorizing the superintendent of schools to submit the SOI (meeting minutes are not required)
Regional school districts must submit the following vote documentation:
• Vote of the regional school committee authorizing the superintendent of schools to submit the SOI (meeting minutes are not required)
The MSBA has been accepting SOIs since Jan. 13.