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FY22 Education Capital Budget

Boston is investing $1 billion to transform school facilities.

Boston Public Schools is entering year five 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 FY22, the City will invest over $125 million in Boston Public School facilities and technology.

The FY22 capital budget includes funding for grade reconfigurations and construction of the Boston Arts Academy and Josiah Quincy Upper School, 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 in City capital funds over 10 years. FY18-FY20 amounts are actual expenditures. FY21 onwards are projections.

Featured BuildBPS Projects


Construction will be completed for the $137 million Boston Arts Academy building in Fenway, funded in partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). Boston Arts Academy provides arts training combined with academic curricula for students from every neighborhood throughout Boston.


Construction will begin for the new $193 million Josiah Quincy Upper School building in Chinatown, funded in partnership with the MSBA.


BPS is taking the next steps in the MSBA's process for new construction to expand capacity for the Carter School in the South End. The Carter School serves students who exhibit severe/profound cognitive delay, physical handicaps, and complex medical conditions.


19 schools will be enhanced this summer with kitchen renovations that support the delivery of fresh, nutritious food. This is the fourth phase of a multi-year kitchen renovation program to close food security gaps that prevent many children from learning to their full potential.


The City will invest in new school maintenance initiatives to increase building accessibility, upgrade auditoriums, and improve building interiors and exterior grounds.


To facilitate grade reconfigurations that minimize school transitions for students, BPS will pursue building improvements at various schools, including the McCormack School in Dorchester and Irving School in Roslindale, in line with the goals of BuildBPS.

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