FY20 Education Capital Budget
Boston Public Schools is entering year three of BuildBPS, the District’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. BuildBPS has transformed the way the District and the City plan, build, and renovate school facilities.
Boston is on track for its planned $1 billion investment in schools over 10 years, with $730 million coming from City borrowing and the remainder from State funding. In FY20, the City will invest nearly $90 million in Boston Public School facilities and technology.
FY20's capital budget includes funding for major building renovations and construction for the Eliot School and Boston Arts Academy, as well as design funding for future new school construction and significant investment in maintenance and upgrades for schools around the City.
Annual Projected BuildBPS City Spending
The City is investing over $730 million from City capital funds over 10 years. FY18 amounts are actual expenditure. FY19 onwards are projections.
The City will complete the Eliot School construction projects. The new $23 million North Bennet Street building opened in September 2017, and in the fall of 2019, the $36 million Commercial Street building will welcome grades 5-8 into a 21st century learning environment.
The City has broken ground on the new $124 million state-of-the-art Boston Arts Academy building, funded in partnership with the MSBA. Boston Arts Academy provides arts training combined with academic curricula for students from every neighborhood throughout Boston.
30 school kitchens will be upgraded over the summer in Phase 2 of supporting the “My Way Café”, an innovative fresh food program that launched in early fall 2018.
The City will make significant upgrades to the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, including locker room renovations, electrical improvements, and roof repairs.
BPS will continue upgrading school building security with expanded card access systems, re-keying doors, installing cameras at entrances and other critical areas, installing motion detectors, and other related improvements.
In FY20, BPS will take the next steps in the MSBA's process for a new building for the Josiah Quincy Upper School, and dramatic renovations or new construction to expand capacity for the Carter School.