W. Bridgewater: School proposal clears key hurdle

The proposal to build a new middle-senior high school in West Bridgewater clears a key hurdle, with the state agreeing to partially-funding the project.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority will reimburse about half the nearly $65 million project.

The move sets the stage for a Special Town Meeting vote in October that will decide whether to approve the full project cost.

If approval is given, a temporary tax increase would have to pass an election later in the month.

The project calls for constructing a 140-thousand square-foot school at the current school’s location on West Center Street.

Public information forums are scheduled for August 7th and September 11th at 7 p.m at the school.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.