Latest on high school project funding
The state’s School Building Authority has asked Wellesley to consider another option for the high school building project that could cost less than the one recently approved by the town. Wellesley’s School Bulding Committee writes in its latest newsletter that it believes the new option would involve renovating the 1938 building and addition of a 4-story building for classes and a science lab, among other things.
Meanwhile, the Globe recaps the state’s new get-tough policy regarding school building costs, highlighting Wellesley’s effort. Not much new in here but if you’re looking to catch up on the issue, worth a read. In the piece, state treasurer Tim Cahill rejects the notion that the $159 million price tag for the project is deceiving. “You can’t just separate out certain aspects. We’re paying for the foundation and the envelope to the building,” he said. He later added, “Just because you have the money doesn’t mean you should be allowed to do it. One community should not be able to provide better opportunities for kids versus another community just because they have the money.”