Schools give money back to town

The town of Southborough can thank the schools for a $90,000 gift. The school district had money left over from capital projects, so they decided to hand it back to the town.

The money was originally appropriated through votes at last year’s town meeting. At the Southborough School Committee meeting last week, Director of Business Cheryl Levesque said funds were left over from ADA and HVAC projects at Woodward, the purchase of a tractor for Woodward, and carpeting at Neary.

The bulk of the money returned to the town – a total of $73,000 – was intended to fix water seepage through tile floors at Finn and Trottier. The problem has apparently resolved itself, so instead of sitting on the money, the school committee decided passing it back to the town was the “fiscally responsible thing to do.”

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