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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.

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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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