DIGHTON — Chairman Kenneth Pacheco and the Dighton Board of Selectmen wish to share information about the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School’s proposed $305 million school building project’s upcoming outreach presentation.
Residents will vote to consider the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School’s proposed $305 million school building project in a Special Election that has been rescheduled to be held between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.
Monday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Residents will be able to access the presentation in person or via Zoom on Monday night. The in-person presentation will occur at the Dighton Old Town Hall, 1111 Somerset Ave.
Concurrently, the presentation can be accessed via Zoom here:
- Meeting ID: 834 7559 6373
- Passcode: 066630
Community members should note that Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School representatives will attend the presentation remotely over Zoom and will not be at the presentation in person.
The presentation will also be replayed on Dighton’s Channel 9 public access channel and available on the Town’s YouTube channel.
- Representatives from Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
- Representatives from PMA Consultants, the operational project manager
- Representatives from HMFH Architects, the project designer
The Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School will host an outreach presentation this coming Monday to discuss the school’s proposed $305 million school building project. At the presentation, community members will have the opportunity to submit feedback and/or questions.
This presentation will provide specific information about the project, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and its $125.5 million project funding agreement contingent on Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical receiving local approval, the proposed project schedule and more.
“We encourage our community members to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the specifics of B-P’s $305 million school building project and the financial impact it will have on Dighton taxpayers,” Chairman Pacheco said. “We hope that with this outreach presentation, community members will feel confident in making an informed vote at the upcoming special election scheduled by the School.”
Of the proposed $305 million proposed project, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has committed $125.5 million to the project through a project funding agreement contingent on Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical receiving local approval. This leaves $180 million in remaining costs that need to be funded by B-P’s member communities.
Dighton’s estimated share is between $21 million to $22 million.
To view the scope of the project in its entirety, visit B-P’s website here. On this site, community members can find information about the project’s timeline, a tax impact calculator, frequently asked questions, updates and more. To view the financial overview of the project and review state statutes governing debt approval for regional vocational-technical schools, including the estimated debt service costs for Dighton, click here.