We reported last week that efforts to getting a new high school on the gas burner with the state agency responsible for such things is looking very slim.
Everett is seeking a new high school that is estimated to cost $500 to $550 million, a gargantuan sum of money for any community let alone Everett.
Actually, a new high school approved by the state is looking almost impossibly unlikely, given the lack of funding by the state for new facilities such as high schools, and their spiraling costs.
As we reported last week, the state might possibly pay about 50% of the total cost of a new Everett High School.
This would leave the city $250 million short of paying the bill for a new high school. Where would that come from?
The taxpayers.Continue reading “Overcrowding and a new high school”