School officials learned nearly a decade ago that there was little chance the state would pay to replace Brewer High School, which was built in 1958, so they turned to a zero interest federal bond and last year was awarded one for more than $5 million. Better news: An additional $2.7 million is on its way.
The school board learned on Monday that Brewer has been awarded a second multimillion-dollar Quality School Construction bond that will be used, if residents approve acceptance of the funds, to improve classrooms and technology, Superintendent Daniel Lee said Tuesday.
“We’ve already been approved for $5.4 million and now we’ve received authorization from the state for an additional $2.7 million,” he said. “We have to go to the voters again.”
The vote will be this fall, he said.