Marlboro school project may go forward without referendum approval

(01/14/05) MARLBORO ? Officials in Marlboro say the passage of a school referendum and subsequent tax hike may actually save residents money in the long run.

The school in question is a kindergarten facility called the Marlboro Early Learning Center (MELC). Even though the center is only four years old, town and school officials say it needs to be expanded. Town residents will head to the polls next week to cast their vote on an $8.9 million referendum for the improvements.

Despite the vote, school officials say the construction is going to take place whether or not residents approve the referendum. According to officials, a ?no? vote will take away state funding and force Marlboro taxpayers to shell out more for the renovations.

Many parents in the town feel the extra taxes are worth it. A resident with a $300,000 home can expect to pay an additional $60 if the referendum is approved. If it is not, that figure will increase.

 

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