State officials have announced their approval of about $1.8 million in funds for the Lynnfield High School expansion project.
In the announcement from State Treasurer Steve Grossman and the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), the officials noted that the next step is for the town to enter into a project funding agreement with the MSBA to detail the scope and budget of the project, as well as other terms and conditions for the grant.
The MSBA is expected to contribute 43.94% of eligible costs, amounting to $1,856,512, for the project. The MSBA board of directors formally approved the money last week.
“The addition to the high school will address facility deficiencies and core academic classrooms,” said Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director. “This project will undoubtedly enhance and improve the student’s ability to excel in the classroom.”
The two-story science lab and classroom addition at the school is expected to serve an agreed-upon enrollment of 740 high school students.
“This $1.8 million in funding will fuel school construction that will directly benefit countless Lynnfield students,” said Treasurer Grossman in the announcement. “Through open channels of communication with town officials, we’ve been able to develop an efficient and affordable school building proposal that best meets the educational needs of the community and its children.”