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“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!

MSBA approves PSBA for new Tisbury School building project

At the February 14th meeting of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), it was voted – unanimously – to approve the new Tisbury School project. Pursuant to MSBA’s regulations, the Town has 120 days after the date of the MSBA’s vote to acquire local approval. A copy of the Tisbury School Project Scope and Budget Authorization Board Action Letter from the MSBA, and other project information, can be found in the Documents section.

The new Tisbury School project will be voted on at the Town Meeting on April 10th followed by a ballot vote on April 24th.