From the Brewster Community Network:
Can we keep our High School afloat without pricing working people and seniors out of Brewster? What choices do we have? How much will they cost?
An expert panel will present all angles on this $132 million decision, take questions and discuss the alternatives, all at the Brewster Community Network Forum, on Thursday February 27th in the Ladies Library at 6:30 pm.
Four towns are served by one decaying High School in our Nauset District, but Brewster sends almost as many students as the other three towns put together. We face a crucial rebuilding vote at our May Town Meeting, so there's a need to study this carefully. Do we need a full renovation for the current enrollment, a lower capacity renovation that will force us to turn away eager students from outside our district ... or just the minimum to bring the building up to "code"?
The panel will have a representative from Nauset's School/Building Committees to explain the proposal; Peter Lombardi, Town Administrator, to explain the impact on our taxes; David Danish representing an alternative approach proposed by a concerned citizens group; Jeff Wulfson, Deputy Commissioner at our State's education authority (DESE) to explain all the mechanisms for transfers of pupils and funds into and out of our district; Tom Fitzgibbons to outline the analysis framework of Brewster's Finance Committee, and a Select Board member. There should be plenty of time for questions and discussion.