Perkinsville School bond failsBy Christian Avard
Staff Writer | November 07,2012WEATHERSFIELD — Voters made their decision regarding Perkinsville School renovations: The town should go back to the drawing board.
The article asked, “Shall the general obligation bonds of the town of Weathersfield in an amount not to exceed $700,000, less any grants or other funding sources, be issued for the purpose of financing the cost of making certain public improvements at the Perkinsville School, including renovating the 1879 brick school house, demolishing the 1954 and 1969 wings, and restoring the site, such improvements estimated at the cost of $700,000. Voters defeated the article with 659 voting “yes,” and 744 voting “no.”
The Perkinsville School on Schoolhouse Road enrolled students in kindergarten through third grade until 2008, when it was consolidated with the Weathersfield School in Ascutney. The Weathersfield School is a kindergarten through eighth-grade school.
The School Department within the township sold the old Perkinsville building to the town for $1, and school and town officials discussed the building’s future. The School Department sold it to the town because they could not maintain its upkeep.
The town is considering renting out the building to outside enterprises. School Board Chairman Gloria Ballantine and Town Manager Jim Mullen were unavailable for comment.MORE IN Southern VermontWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Massachusetts man accused of moving thousands of bags of heroin into... Full StoryBENNINGTON — Dozens of people attended the EXPOsion event to learn about the cultural events and... Full Story
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