From a reader: Why can’t AMMS just be renovated and maintained properly instead of just dumping money into it for a year? There are many structural flaws with that building (ie: ceilings collapsing, roof LEAKS and students’ lockers displaced due to flooding indoors, cracked walls, plywood seperating classrooms )…. Where has tax money gone??
AMMS has been maintained properly and within budget. The school district has spent over $880,000 over the past 10 years to maintain and repair this facility.
The ultimate decisions related to care of facilities in the district are in the support of the annual school budget by the town
meeting and the approval of the town meeting to allow the district to borrow for capital outlay. Rather than go to the towns and request funding without any state reimbursement the district is following the recommendations of the MSBA and will be reimbursed significantly.
Due to the age and the nature of the required renovations the MSBA has determined that the most cost effective project for our district is the one that is proposed.