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“Tisbury Formally Withdraws School Plan; Bitter Feelings Linger”

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 9:17pm

With little fanfare, the chairman of the Tisbury selectmen signed a letter to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on Tuesday, officially withdrawing from the school building process.

The letter marks the formal end of the $46.6 million new school project that failed in the ballot box at the annual town election last month. The town will forfeit some $14 million in state reimbursement money and return to square one on the new school project. (read more)

 


 

“Voters Say No to New Tisbury School Project”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 8:05pm

With high voter turnout and after years of planning and debate, Tisbury voters narrowly turned down a $46.6 million project to build a new town elementary school at the town election Tuesday, sending school leaders back to the drawing board.

The vote was 546 in favor and 566 opposed to exclude the debt from Proposition 2 1/2. (read more)


 

“Tisbury Voters Strongly Back $46.6 Million New School”

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 5:20pm

After two nights of emotionally charged debate, Tisbury voters approved a $46.6 million plan to build a new town elementary school by a wide margin at their annual town meeting Wednesday.

The standing vote was 319 to 99, easily gaining a needed two-thirds majority to pass. The school question still needs approval in the ballot box on April 24, when voters will be asked to exclude the debt from the Proposition 2 1/2 state tax cap. A simple majority vote is needed. (read more)

“Tisbury Approves New School by Wide Margin”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 9:54pm

After two nights of emotionally charged debate, Tisbury voters approved a $46.6 million plan to build a new town elementary school by a wide margin Wednesday.

The vote was 319 to 99. The question still needs approval in the ballot box in two weeks when voters will be asked to exclude the debt from the Proposition 2 1/2 state tax cap. (read more)

Tisbury School Building Project video

The Tisbury School Building Committee, MVRSD, and two talented former Tisbury School students (now students at MVRHS) created this video to take you inside the Tisbury School and the new Tisbury School project. Check it out!