Selecetmen voted 3 to 2 against seeking state assistance for a new elementary school. The vote came at a joint meeting Tuesday evening of the selectmen, the Finance Committee, the School Committee, and members of the town’s building committee, at which officials were pressed by parents of school-aged children to take steps to replace the town’s deteriorating elementary school. While the Massachusetts School Building Authority has sought a show of support for a school construction project, town voters have more than once rejected school building projects. Tuesday’s vote opposed a plan to send the state a “statement of interest” in obtaining state funds. Selectmen also voted 3 to 2 not to put a referendum on the project on this year’s town election ballot. Officials, however, believe school supporters will petition to put the project on the ballot again this year.
Board cool to new school
By Robert Knox| Globe Correspondents January 27, 2013
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