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What is the value of rebuilding the elementary school to people who don’t have school-age children?

A healthy and successful school system benefits the entire community. It also retains property values. Because we are dealing with a failing, 67-year-old building, major systems are particularly vulnerable, such as roofs, boilers, windows, and mechanical systems. The most at-risk system failures are noted in the Habeeb report (elementary school building conditions study) from 2013. Several years ago, a water line leading to the school failed, costing the two towns nearly $350K. Every expenditure to extend the useful life of this building and its systems raise questions about the effective use of taxpayer dollars.