NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Superintendent John Antonucci is pleased to announce that the North Attleborough Public Schools has been invited into the eligibility period for the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (MSBA) program for a high school building project.
The MSBA announced today that North Attleborough has been invited into the program, along with several other districts engaging in similar building projects.
This is the first step in applying for building project funding assistance from the MSBA, which is a state agency that works with communities to support educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable and cost-effective public school facilities. During the 270-day eligibility period, the MSBA will work with the District to determine the
district’s financial and community readiness to enter the MSBA Capital Pipeline.
“North Attleborough Public Schools is a source of great pride for residents, and they support our students, faculty and staff in a variety of ways,” Superintendent Antonucci said. “We are very excited to be beginning this multi-year process, and look forward to engaging with not only our school community but the community at large as we move forward. This project is an incredible opportunity to make our town stronger, and I am confident that a high school building project will have an immeasurable positive impact on North Attleborough and increase educational opportunities for our students.”
Today’s announcement from the MSBA begins a partnership between the district and MSBA to assist in the program development and funding of school construction or renovation/expansion projects. The district had applied to be a part of the program for each of the past five years before receiving the news that they had been invited to participate this week.
The district would like to thank the Town of North Attleborough, the North Attleborough Town Council and North Attleborough Town Manager Michael Borg for their continued support of the project. The district would also like to acknowledge the support of State Rep. Adam Scanlon and State Sens. Rebecca Rausch and Paul Feeney.
“This is a very exciting time for the North Attleborough Public Schools and for the greater North Attleborough community,” Town Manager Borg said. “We look forward to working with the MSBA and our residents on a project that will lead to a high school building that will meet the needs of our students for many years to come.”