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星期五, 9月 16, 2016

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES UPDATES FOR BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES AS STUDENTS BEGIN SCHOOL YEAR

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES UPDATES FOR BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES AS STUDENTS BEGIN SCHOOL YEAR
Improvements are funded through the Building a Better Boston Capital Plan
BOSTON - Friday, September 16, 2016 - As Boston Public School (BPS) students complete their first full week of classes, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the physical improvements made to Boston Public Schools, overseen by BPS's Capital & Facilities Management and the City of Boston's Public Facilities Department. The investments, totaled at over $89 million, are funded primarily through Building a Better Boston, Mayor Walsh's $1.9 billion five-year capital plan.

"I'm proud to highlight the progress we have made in improving our Boston Public School buildings as students begin their school year," said Mayor Walsh. "These improvements reflect the City's dedication to providing the best resources for Boston's schools and students."

"At Boston Public Schools, we are enthusiastic about welcoming students, teachers and administrators back for the 2016-2017 school year," said BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang. "These projects, both completed and ongoing, will create an improved learning environment for all."

Updated school projects include:

Dearborn School
The topping off ceremony held on September 13th marked the completion of the new building's structural steel. The $73M project is utilizing state grant funds, and will be reimbursed upwards of  $37M by the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"). The design of the new school is based upon a project-based learning curriculum, with an emphasis on STEM education. There will be a Learning Commons on the ground floor that will include a state-of-the-art library/media center, classrooms and science laboratories that will provide an ideal environment for 21st century Learning.  

The project is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2017/2018, and is the first new school the City of Boston has built in 15 years.

Murphy Schoolyard
This $695,000 renovation of the play space at the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School provides upgrades to an existing play area. The scope of work includes installation of handicap accessible play equipment, fitness stations, and an synthetic turf running field.

This project will provide an inclusive play area that will serve the needs of the Murphy School's  diverse student population. The project is anticipated to be complete in mid-September.

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (MPTVHS) Welding Room
As part of the Mayor's Capital Plan, the Public Facilities Department was engaged to renovate the welding shop at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. This $2 million dollar investment will increase the number of welding booths for students. The additional welding booths will enable concurrent teaching opportunities with related trades and increase opportunities for the MPTVHS student population.

The Public Facilities Department and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School are in discussions with Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Ironworkers Local 7 to explore potential partnerships with MPTVHS regarding the use of this newly renovated space and how Madison Park students can access either of these organizations to grow their career opportunities.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.

In addition to the large-scale projects above, the BPS's Capital & Facilities Management has also invested over $13.6 million this spring and summer to maintain and improve over two dozen BPS buildings and facilities.

Projects include $1.5 million for improved security, including card key access and security cameras at 18 schools; $450,000 in gym upgrades at Boston Latin Academy as part of the Youth Lead the Change participatory budgeting initiative; $120,000 for rubberized surfaces at three school playgrounds (Mary Lyon, Warren-Prescott and Orchard Gardens).

A full list of BPS's Capital & Facilities Management projects are below:

SCHOOL
PROJECT
SCOPE
BUDGET
Dante Alighieri Montessori SchoolSite workEnvironmental remediation$184,000
Another Course to College Relocation Phase ISchool renovationElementary to high school renovation (at former E. Greenwood School)$3,700,000
Boston Latin AcademyGym upgradesPaint, new bleachers, flooring upgrade, locker repairs, HVAC upgrades$450,000
Central KitchenNew floorsEpoxy flooring$320,000
James Condon Elementary SchoolLockersNew lockers$25,000
James Condon Elementary SchoolRoofFEMA roof replacement project$123,000
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter SchoolModular additionFour new modular classrooms$3,004,038
Eliot Upper SchoolClassroom expansionTemporary classrooms$25,000
Gardner Pilot AcademyBasement renovationNew science lab, new bathrooms$728,000
Hennigan Elementary SchoolClassroom expansionNew kindergarten classroom$25,000
Hennigan Elementary SchoolDoorsNew doors and hardware$61,500
Washington Irving Middle SchoolSite workSite work enhancements with Boston Water & Sewer Commission$1,384,000
Madison Park Technical Vocational High SchoolNew freezer and food truckGrant funded for culinary art program; walk in freezers, and food truck$450,000
Mendell Elementary SchoolBasement renovationFlooring, partitions and ventilation$45,000
William H. Ohrenberger SchoolPlaygroundInstallation of new playground$376,000
P.A. Shaw Elementary SchoolClassroom expansionRadiator covers and classroom expansions$41,500
P.J. Kennedy Elementary SchoolSite improvementsGrant funded new astroturf field$75,000
Oliver Hazard Perry SchoolSchoolyardGrant-funded schoolyard renovations$54,000
Quincy Elementary SchoolClassroom expansionKindergarten classroom expansions$23,477
Mary Lyon, Warren-Prescott, Orchard Gardens SchoolsRubberized surfaceNew rubber surface for playgrounds$120,000
Sarah Greenwood SchoolBoiler replacementNew boilers and classroom controls$654,000
Security at 18 SchoolsSecurityCard key access and security cameras at:Trotter, Holland, Holmes, Kenny, Perkins, Perry, BTU, Gardner, Eliot, Guild, Mason, Manning, Mendell, Sumner, Curley, Conley, Roosevelt Lower, Tobin$1,500,000
Sumner Elementary SchoolSchoolyardPhase I schoolyard renovations$18,000
Tech Boston AcademyGym renovationGym floor and bleachers$180,000
Warren-Prescott SchoolToilet partitionsRemoval and replacement of toilet partitions$95,000
TOTAL

$13,661,515

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