Hopkinton invited into MSBA's Eligibility Period

posted Nov 20, 2013, 10:53 AM by Rob Nickerson   [ updated Nov 20, 2013, 10:53 AM by Hopkinton Administrator ]
Hopkinton has been formally invited into the MSBA's eligibility period! This is a huge step forward for the Center School project, and a sign of more great things to come. 

What is the Eligibility Period? (per the MSBA website)

A vote of the MSBA Board of Directors to invite a District into the Eligibility Period is based on a review of the District’s Statement of Interest (“SOI”) and staff due diligence and recommendation.  The vote initiates a 270-day period for the District to complete certain preliminary requirements that include: 
  1. Certification of the District’s understanding of the grant program rules by executing an Initial Compliance Certification
  2. Forming a School Building Committee and submitting the membership to the MSBA for acceptance
  3. A summary of the District’s existing maintenance practices
  4. Certification of a design enrollment for the proposed project agreed upon with the MSBA (may not be applicable for Repair Assessments depending on the proposed scope of work)
  5. Confirmation of community authorization and funding to proceed (see MSBA Vote Requirements)
  6. Execution of the MSBA’s standard Feasibility Study Agreement, which establishes a process for the District to be reimbursed for eligible expenses
Read more about what it means to be in the Eligibility Period, and how the project was represented by both the town and the region at today's meeting: