Where are the students going to come from five years from now? It will take another six to eight years. Richard Neeleman of Great Barrington wondered if the renovation couldn't be delayed for two to three years in hopes that the economy might improve, meaning more tax revenue would be available to help cover the costs. The strife didn't end with that failed vote. Dillon said he would have a draft of the building committee's mission statement ready for the next School Committee meeting at 7 p. And choosing the less expensive, renovation-only option, they said, would still be costly and leave the district with facilities incompatible with a modern school curriculum.
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Great Barrington voters derail Monument Mountain High School renovation — again
Sixty-two percent of registered Great Barrington voters cast votes in a searing defeat for supporters of the high school renovation – 1, votes. 4 vote on proposed Monument Mountain High School renovation to renovate the year-old Monument Mountain Regional High School.
The committee was born in the wake of the Monument renovation vote upheaval to look at the fairness of how each of the three towns contributes to the school budget.
Bannon said he thought the defeat was about money.
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|We're going to continue to put money into it. Great Barrington voters twice rejected previous attempts to fund renovations at the aging school, citing the increase in taxes while still paying for a new fire station, and the new elementary and middle schools at the Monument High campus.
But Hutchinson said the issue could yet again be a political wrench in terms of building size and cost, when student populations are decreasing along with the county's population, which is also aging. Current enrollment exceeds that, and is expected to remain at — or slightly above — its current level for the next decade, according to MSBA estimates.
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The district has since changed that formula to ease the burden on Great Barrington — at least in the case of capital costs.
The new formula sets the towns' allocation based on total assessed property values rather than student head counts. The strife didn't end with that failed vote. Dohoney has been tenacious about the idea amid a countywide educational funding crisis, and the committee agreed.
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Other items that may interest you. The district had spent 6 to 8 years looking at options for both repair and renovation, and concluded that a renovation would yield better results for around the same cost, increase state reimbursements and minimize disruption to the functioning of the school.
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Bannon said he thought the defeat was about money. If you'd like to leave a comment or a tip or a question about this story with the editors, please email us. But taxpayers on both sides were equally concerned with the increasing costs of maintaining the aging building that also serves students from Stockbridge and West Stockbridge.
But even state relief didn't sway 62 percent of the town's voters. Soon after, the state school building authority said it wouldn't give the district money for accelerated repairs, a program for otherwise sound buildings with problems like leaky roofs.
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|Throughout town, friends and neighbors argued, and misinformation —sometimes boldfaced lies — abounded about the scope and scale of the project or the motives of the district. Otherwise, voters will be confronted with two ballots and two procedures for voting.
Other items that may interest you. Committee member Diane Singer said she liked the idea of community investment and input. Under the previous formula, the effort to renovate the school split the town into two camps, as mostly older residents, concerned in large part with tax increases, fought the plan with a relentless campaign.