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Smaller living spaces raise fear of shortfall in school funding

The recent reporting on micro-housing (“City casts a wary eye on small apartments,” Business, March 27; “A big leap into tiny spaces,” Page A1, March 26) is intriguing, and it is likely that many would welcome a more affordable and inclusive local housing market. However, one consideration seems missing from the discussion.

We currently finance our public schools primarily with property taxes. Micro-dwellings would probably result in some increase in school-age citizens but proportionally less tax income than standard dwellings.


Most of us support good public schools, but maybe in the long term we need to be considering more creative alternatives to pay for them.

Ed Rizzotto


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