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A YES vote would …

approve building a new, combined middle and high school taking advantage of an estimated $52.7M reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).

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A NO vote would …

require an estimated $114.9M in repairs with no state funding. All three towns would need to approve a budgetary override for repairs. If not approved, the high school would eventually close permanently.


Browse our ‘fast facts’ about project cost:

 

Property Tax Impact by Town

Household tax impact based on average assessed home value by town:

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Groveland
$745/year

($425K average assessment)

Merrimac
$734/year

($375K average assessment)

West Newbury
$755/year

($575K average assessment)

It’s important to note that these are averages and estimates only, and these numbers are subject to change as the design plans are developed over the next several months. Many homeowners in each town will pay less, and some homeowners with very high property values will pay more.