Voters in Franklin rejected a $2.8 million Proposition 2 1/2 override proposal Tuesday, with the no votes outpacing the yes votes 4,290 to 3,402.
School officials have said that the extra funds would have prevent the loss of 15 teaching positions at the elementary schools, 12.5 teaching positions at the middle school, 16 teaching positions at the high school, a $100 increase in the pay-to-ride bus fee, and the end of late bus service for students who stay after school for clubs and other extracurricular activities.
Town officials had estimated that the override would have added $244 to the average annual tax bill in the town, based on the mean home value of $411,000.
-- Rachel Lebeaux
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