Pembroke: Repair of school roofs on the horizon

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The Town of Pembroke is teaming up with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or MSBA, to repair leaky roofs.

Following a recent visit by MSBA officials to the three elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school, it was announced that Pembroke qualifies for an accelerated repair program.

“At Hobomock [Elementary School], if you happen to catch them on a rainy day, we have trash bags covering most of the bookcases in the library because the roof there is extremely leaky,” said Erin Obey, Director of Finance and Operations for Pembroke Schools

Obey said leaky roofs is a common thread between all five schools.

Four out of five schools qualify; Bryantville Elementary School was left out of the mix.

Pembroke will now work with the MSBA to develop a timeline and price tag.

Obey expects the roof replacement project to cost upwards of $8 million but is hopeful MSBA will reimburse the town at least 50% of costs.

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.