Alderwoman Amy Mah Sangiolo said she is supportive of individual override votes on each project, as state officials are requiring. It would give voters a better chance to understand the plans for each school and provide assurance to residents that the money is going to that specific project, she said.
“If it looks like a reasonable plan to renovate and rebuild our schools, Newton voters will consider it,” Sangiolo said.
Swiston said she hopes that Warren will stagger the votes on the projects over several years, instead of putting all the individual projects on one ballot in March.
If circumstances or the economic environment change, the city can adjust its schedule and plan for the projects, she said.
“I think that our community wants to have better buildings, better schools,” Swiston said.