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Wayland Middle Accepted to MSBA Accelerated Repair Program

Wayland Middle School applied to the program in order to fix the school's deteriorating roof.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority has accepted Wayland Middle School into its Accelerated Repair Program for a project to replace the middle school's aging roof.

According to the MSBA website, the Accelerated Repair Program is "primarily for the repair and/or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers."

Wayland schools submitted a statement of interest to the MSBA earlier this year, and the MSBA decided to accept the project into the accelerated program rather than the Major Repair Program.

In April, Town Meeting approved borrowing $1.5 million for the roof repairs. At the time, School Committee member Barb Fletcher offered an amendment to that line item that would prohibit any expenditure of the borrowed funds until MSBA reimbursement approval had been achieved.

But Town Meeting voted against Fletcher's amendment.

"Having a school building with a leaky roof I don't think is appropriate for the town of Wayland," Finance Committee member Bill Steinberg told the audience, who apparently agreed and voted 92 for and 152 against Fletcher's amendment.

Accelerated Repair Projects must adhere to certain project guidelines including using "pre-qualified [Owner's Project Managers] and designers" and other guidelines, including "implementing an accelerated project schedule."

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