Read the full story in the Boston Sunday Globe here
The new high school in Franklin will not be a Taj Mahal project, if town officials can help it.
Mindful of the examples set by Newton and Wellesley, both criticized by a top state official for approving expensive high school projects, officials in Franklin are working with the state to find a less costly plan for updating the town's 37-year-old high school.
Days before a vote Tuesday on a proposed $2.8 million override of Proposition 2 1/2, meant to raise property taxes enough to prevent the loss of more than 40 teaching positions, officials also said they do not believe that taxpayers would foot the bill for a $100 million renovation of the high school or a new facility costing $130 million.
Those two options were put on the table by an architect earlier this year.
The architect's presentation to the School Committee made in February can be found here