Voters approve new $145 million Minuteman High School

The Boston Globe | By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts
September 21, 2016


Residents in 16 communities voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to support a new high school for the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District.

According to an unofficial count provided by Minuteman High School officials, 70 percent of the residents were in favor of borrowing funds for a new $145 million high school in Lincoln.

“What we are doing is ensuring that the families of the district will have access to the highest quality career technical education for decades to come,’’ said Jeffrey Stulin of Needham, who serves as the chairman of the Minuteman School Committee.

The vote means a new high school could be open by the fall of 2020.

Residents in Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Lincoln, Needham, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston voted Tuesday.

According to Minuteman officials, the vote was 12,146 in favor of the project; 5,319 against. The votes from each town were added together; a simple majority was needed.

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