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Lincoln school project falls short at Town Meeting

Posted by Leslie Anderson  November 7, 2012 05:39 PM

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Lincoln officials must decide what to do next after a proposal to spend $29 million on a school building project fell well short of the two-thirds approval required for approval.

At Town Meeting on Nov. 3, residents voted 370 to 321 in favor of the plan, falling short of the necessary two-thirds vote.

The School Committee and School Building Committee are scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss their next step.

The $49.9 million project called for major renovations and some new construction at the school. The town's share of the project would have been $29 million, with the state offering a grant of $20.9 million.

"The School Building Committee will now move forward to determine whether there is a way to satisfy some of the concerns that were raised, or whether Lincoln will have to forfeit the opportunity of an unprecedented level of state funding,'' said Jennifer Glass, chairwoman of the School Committee.

Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com.

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