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Massachusetts

Capital Plans & Management

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Massachusetts Capital Construction: Programs & Standards - Sets forth design specifications for school construction projects. ...

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Massachusetts School Building Assistance Program: Annual Report by Board - The State Board is required to submit an annual report that inventories all school buildings in the state. Also requires State Board to develop long-term school capital plan. (Las ...

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Massachusetts: Major School Reconstruction Projects - Establishes facility standards for schools in which major reconstruction projects are proposed. (Design Guidelines) ...


Community Partnerships


Massachusetts Adult Fitness Program - School committees may authorize the use of school gymnasium for adult fitness classes. (Joint Use) ...

Massachusetts School & Community Program Funding Allocation - Community school programs, receipts, deposit, and expenditure. (Joint Use) ...

Massachusetts Use of School Property - State code allowing school committees of any town to conduct such educational and recreational activities in or upon school property under its control. (Joint Use) ...


Facilities & Educational Outcomes


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Massachusetts School Building Assistance Program: Standards and Procedures - Establishes standards for school construction projects, including maximum eligible cost standards and size standards, site selection, and planning and construction procedures with ...


Facilities Funding


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Massachusetts School Building Assistance Program - Establishment of the School Building Assistance Program, a capital grant program operated by the State, to help local districts combat the rising cost of school construction. (Long ...

State Capital Spending on PK-12 School Facilities Report - Massachusetts.pdf - The 21st Century School Fund examined each U.S. Stateís capital outlay from 2005-2008 for elementary and secondary public education facility construction and modernization. ...


Governance & Oversight


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Massachusetts School Building Assistance Program: Purpose & Powers - Establishes a school building assistance authority to create general policy and review standards regarding school building construction, renovation, maintenance and facility space, ...

Massachusetts School Building Authority - State regulations for the School Building Grant Program, including design standards for educational programs, facilities costs and siting, as well as processes for state approval. ...


Management & Operations


Massachusetts Minimum Spending Requirements for Building Maintenance - Sets minimum funding requirements for local school districts in regards to annual school building maintenance. (1999) ...


Stimulus Watch: School Facilities


Massachusetts Stabilization Funds Application - The US Department of Education approved Massachusetts application for initial funding under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program. ...

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