The Concord-Carlisle Regional High School is just one ballot away, and then construction will begin for the new Massachusetts high school. Residents from both Concord and Carlisle will vote on November 15 to determine if the project will get underway, according to The Boston Globe.
Each town has held a meeting in which the $92.5 million project was voted on. The old school repeatedly needs repairs, and because of its numerous entrances, it is continually wasting energy, which is one of the many things they are hoping to change with the new structure, according to the media outlet.
However, the tax employed to help raise funds for the project may hit some homes negatively, but officials feel as though this is the time to do it.
"The tax impact is significant and will be painful for some," Selectman Doug Stevenson told the news source. "But is the right program at the right time. We can’t keep patching this white elephant."
According to the Concord Patch, more than 1,000 people voted in the Concord first town meeting to approve the development of the school.