Tisbury Fincom Backs $26 Million Ask for School Project
The Tisbury finance and advisory committee has voted 7-1 to recommend borrowing nearly $26 million in additional funds for the Tisbury school renovation and addition project. Voters will decide whether to approve the borrowing at a Sept. 20 special town meeting.
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Tisbury Drops Ballot Vote for $26 Million School Project Hike
The future of the Tisbury School reconstruction project rests entirely on the Sept. 20 special town meeting, after the select board on August 24 unanimously rescinded a town election that was tentatively set for Oct. 4.
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Town Meeting Vote Stays But Ballot Vote Optional for $26 Million Tisbury School Overrun
A two-thirds majority at the special town meeting Sept. 20 is still required to authorize issuing the additional $26 million in bonds.
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Tisbury Begins Gutting School Gym, Finds Project Savings
The embattled Tisbury School renovation and addition project took another step forward this week when work began to gut the school gym.
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No Plan B for Tisbury School
Whether or not Tisbury voters approve an additional $26 million borrowing request for Tisbury School construction, on top of $55 million already authorized, the building must be vacated later this year once modular classrooms are ready, school committee chair Amy Houghton said.
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Tisbury School Project Costs Swell 54 Per Cent to $82 Million
If approved by voters this fall, the additional $26 million in borrowing would, combined with the initial $55 million, push property taxes up by roughly 15 1/2 per cent for the 30-year life of the bonds.
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Tisbury School Faces Costly Dilemma
With the Tisbury School gym scheduled for demolition in August, school and town officials are looking for alternative places to hold a special town meeting this fall.
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Schools Switch to Bottled Water After Lead Test
Tisbury School and Vineyard Montessori are using bottled water as they investigate elevated lead levels found in routine state testing.
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Temporary School Rooms Will Cost $3.4 Million
The town of Tisbury is partnering with a regional council in Texas to lease modular classrooms for use while the Tisbury School building project is under way.
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Tisbury Eyes Construction Manager for School Project
The school building committee has ranked its top three candidates for the role of construction manager at risk, naming W.T. Rich of Newton as first choice.
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