BOSTON- State Representative Shawn Dooley (R- Norfolk) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has awarded the Town of Norfolk a $1,066,359 grant for building repairs at the H. Olive Day (HOD) Elementary School. The MSBA agreed to the funding at their last board meeting on Wednesday morning in Boston. Previously, Dooley had also secured $125,000 in the state’s FY17 budget to put towards the project.
The HOD is the town’s only public facility for educating PreK-2nd grade students; and while consistently ranking amongst the best in the state academically, the building has recently become in need of a few repairs.
“The New England environment can be tough on our buildings,” said Dooley, who is Norfolk’s former school committee chairman. “Ensuring that our students remain the best in the state is a top priority of mine, and making sure our school buildings offer the most conducive learning atmosphere possible is a big part of that.”
The town first filed their statement of interest with the MSBA in January of 2017, and this announcement signals the final steps in the process. “This project has taken many hours of hard work from so many wonderful people at the town level, and I am beyond to excited to have helped bring this across the finish line at the state level,” Dooley added.