Despite the economic downturn, Grafton residents came out today to vote in favor of a debt exclusion to fund the purchase of four modular classrooms for Grafton Middle School.
The measure passed by a landslide, 537-161.
Business at the polls was slow today, especially when compared to last month’s turnout of over 9,000 voters for the presidential election.
The modulars are needed to address the classroom crunch at the middle school, which expects to see an additional 100 students next year. The town is now in the process of studying space needs at Grafton High School, which is on warning status from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges solely due to problems with the facility. It is hoped the solution for Grafton High will open up additional space for middle school students as well — the population is booming in the elementary schools, and those students are going to need bigger facilities once they get to the upper grades.
Breakdown by precinct: