Town Meeting Approves WHS Appropriation

by cbohne on November 7, 2013

Winchester Town Meeting members approved — by a 153 to 5 yes/no vote — the appropriation of funds necessary to rebuild Winchester High School, if the override passes on December 10. This vote was taken at a Special Town Meeting held November 4 for the purpose of discussing the high school project.

Project architects, school and town officials made a comprehensive presentation on the purpose, price, and proposed plan.

The Finance Committee unanimously (with one abstaining vote) recommended that Town Meeting approve the appropriation. “The design for the high school renovation/addition addresses all identified building, space and program deficiencies in a reasonable timeframe, and in a fiscally prudent manner, capitalizing on MSBA reimbursement of approximately 1/3 of the cost of the project.   Based on a consideration of all of that data, FinCom recommends Favorable action on this article to pursue MSBA reimbursement and put a debt exclusion override vote forward.”

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