I am told that a little more happened last week with the Dracut School Committee.
In recognition of the fiscal decisions needed to be made, two meetings ago, Matt Sheehan made the motion to move forward on closing the Parker Avenue School and the board voted unanimously in support.
Today, I am told that the School Committee is working now to collect all the necessary information necessary to write up a warrant article calling for the town to end its participation in the Community Preservation Act, ending the 2% surtax on our property taxes.
Ultimately, this would make available the possible increase in funds for the School District, which as of the last school committee meeting was still facing a $233,000 transportation deficit.
I think I would make that trade.
Last we heard, the Dracut CPC fund still holds somewhere between 7 and 8 million dollars, with only a portion of that needed to pay off current debts.