Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has announced plans to spend $25.1 million in state and city funds to replace doors and windows at seven city schools.
Nearly 3,000 windows at the seven schools will be replaced by fall 2017.
"We know that modern learning environments best prepare our students for future success," Walsh says in a news release, "and we will continue to prioritize infrastructure that is environmentally sound, propelling our schools to become even more efficient and cost-effective."
The seven schools that will receive funding: Young Achievers Science and Math K-8; Community Academy of Science and Health; TechBoston Academy; Ellis Elementary School; McKay K-8 School; Curley K-8 School; and Charles Sumner Elementary School.
The funds earmarked for the upgrades include $16.4 million in Massachusetts School Building Authority Accelerated Repair Funds, a program focused on energy-efficient and cost-saving projects.
The door and window replacements are part of the BuildBPS plan, a 10-year facilities blueprint for Boston Public Schools.
"This investment underscores the Boston Public Schools' mission to provide the best facilities and education for our children," says School Superintendent Tommy Chang. "As we move forward with our 10-year BuildBPS plan, the city's strategic framework for facilities' investments will continue to be guided by what education—and more importantly, what the jobs of the future—will look like over the next 10 years."