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North Reading School Building Project Approved

The school building project passed with 3,075 votes.

The school building project passed at the Special Election Saturday 3,075 to 802 and soon North Reading will have a new middle school and high school with shared core facilities.

The project passed at  with two-thirds majority vote.

The new high school is projected to open in 2014, and the middle school in 2015. 

The total cost for a new middle/high school will be $107.7 million. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will reimburse 51.49 percent of eligible costs. The cost would be bonded for 25 years. According to school officials, the tax rate will increase 10.75 percent. The average home value of $450,100 will see an increase of $700.

Need to learn more about the project? Here is a list of articles written about the school building project.

rebecca March 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Yay!!!!!!!
Barry March 25, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Congratulations, North Reading!!!!!!!
virginia March 25, 2012 at 01:40 AM
I'm glad this was passed so my grandsons and other chikdren can go to healther schools in the future Congratulations
Matthew Libby March 25, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Awesome! Thank you to the school and town officials who put in so much time and effort to get this passed.
Def T March 25, 2012 at 02:40 AM
This is great news! Way to go North Reading!
Hello March 25, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Surprised only four thousand voters turned out, but a triumphant victory nonetheless!
PeterG March 25, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Excellent news!! Thanks to everyone who pushed for this new project.
Bill March 25, 2012 at 01:24 PM
If they truly can not heat their home, there are alternatives. http://www.citizensenergy.com/main/Home.html Most seniors I know in town own houses worth around $250,000 or so at $155 per 1000 bucks, that is ~388 dollars a year, or 32 dollars a month. 388 buck doesn't even fill half my oil tank. If a 32 dollar a month increase is blowing your budget, I am sorry to say you have other problems. Every month prices for everything are going up that would eat that 32 dollars by the end of the year no matter what, even if this school didn't go through. I don't mean to sound callous or uncaring. Instead of being a sore looser, be part of the solution of finding other ways to help our seniors rather than complain.
Maclen March 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Perhaps you should attend the next adult education class to learn how to spell. New schools are not the answer to provide a better education to our CHILDREN, truly dedicated teachers are.

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