The board of directors of the Massachusetts School Building Authority voted late last month to approve construction funding for Duxbury’s plan to build a middle school and a high school on the site of the current middle school on St. George Street. The state has pledged to pay up to $51.4 million, or about 40 percent of the total construction costs. The exact amount depends on the details of the design. The new schools will hold more than 1,700 students in grades 6 through 12. With the state on board for its share of the funding, Town Meeting voters, who approved planning costs this year, will be asked to approve the total construction costs at a Special Town Meeting on Oct. 29. Voters will also be asked to approve borrowing money to pay the cost at a special election on Nov. 5. The town’s School Building Committee will host a presentation with the town’s architect, the Mount Vernon Group, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Duxbury Middle School auditorium. The town’s senior center will host a similar presentation on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
- Robert Knox