Danvers | Briefs

More funding for high school

Town officials are seeking an increase in reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority for its high school renovation and expansion project. The agency is currently providing the town with 56.1 percent reimbursement for the $71 million project, which is s projected for completion in September 2013. The current reimbursement rate includes a bonus percentage point the town was awarded based on its record of doing a good job maintaining its school buildings, according to Town Manager Wayne P. Marquis. He said the town is now asking the state authority to award it a second bonus point under that same criterion. Marquis said the authority’s rules allow it to award up to two bonus points to school districts with good maintenance records. The additional bonus point would result in about $583,000 in additional reimbursement to the town. - John Laidler