During the tour, town officials answered residents’ questions, the most common of which concerned the field house. The new school would not have a field house because the state does not pay for such buildings, and putting up a new field house would be a multi-million dollar project entirely paid for by taxpayers, officials explained.
The current field house is structurally damaged.
Some residents complained about poor maintenance, but officials countered that, saying a substantial part of the state funding for the proposed new school comes from noted good maintenance.
“We got a bonus from the (state building authority) for good maintenance,” Nutting said. “This has been maintained, but it’s worn out.”
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Additional information on the new high school project can be found in the collection here