A new high school would cost the town $47 million of the estimated total cost of $104.5 million, thanks to a state reimbursement option called the model school.
Under the model school program, town officials choose a state-approved high school design, hire the architect who created it and then get to work modifying the design to fit local needs, such as enrollment.
Franklin officials chose the model used by Whitman-Hanson and Plymouth North high schools, created by architect Ai3.
Last week, the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved the initial design plans for Franklin, giving the town’s voters 120 days to approve their end of the funding.
“We’ve got to get that school soon, that’s the bottom line,” Town Council Chairman Robert Vallee said, apologizing that he won’t be there to vote Wednesday. “Educate our children. You’ve got to give them the tools to compete in the world market.”
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