The new high school in Franklin, Mass., will not be a Taj Mahal project, if town officials can help it. Mindful of the examples set by Newton and Wellesley, both criticized by a top state official for approving expensive high school projects, officials in Franklin are working with the state to find a less costly plan for updating the town's 37-year-old high school. Officials say they do not believe that taxpayers will foot the bill for a $100 million renovation of the high school or a new facility costing $130 million. An architect proposed those two options earlier this year.
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FROM MARCH 2008: The cost of fixing up the flagging high school in Franklin, Mass., could reach $100 million, for renovation and an addition, or $130 million, for a new building. Officials say the community can't afford either option without ample state assistance. Franklin must immediately begin making progress toward improving the building to avoid having the high school placed on probationary status by the the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
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