Southeastern Regional Awarded $26M Grant
5/15/2011 12:06:00 PM by Frank Mortimer, Sun Chronicle staff
EASTON - The Southeastern Regional School District has won state approval for an estimated $26 million grant to renovate and expand the vocational technical high school on Foundry Street in South Easton.
The project is being funded with no increase in assessments to the member communities, Superintendent Luis Lopes said.
In all, the project is expected to cost $33 million, about 80 percent of which the Massachusetts School Building Authority agreed to cover with the grant.
An approximately $6 million balance will be paid out of the district's annual capital revenue accounts.
There will be no increase in assessments or need for tax increases in any of the nine member communities, which include Foxboro, Mansfield and Norton.
Nonetheless, the member towns have the right, but not the obligation, to call a town meeting or city council meeting to approve or disapprove the authorized debt.
Foxboro selectmen voted this month not to object to the renovation and expansion of the Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School.
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