The SSBC has announced the schools project is $9 to 12 million dollars short. Apparently the plan is to have another special town meeting and election this Spring to request additional funds. The $107 million project would swell to as much as $119 million.
No word on the new projected tax increase. Sadly its an all too familiar scenario when special interest groups elect their members to the Selectman & School Committee. This has been a poorly planned project from the start. But the Selectman refuse to acknowledge that fact, again due to the special interest pressure. Hopefully the Selectman will have the courage to advise the SSBC that they will have to stay within the monies allocated. That is what they promised the electorate when they unanimously approved this endeavor. Stay to your word.