The town of Carver needs to completely refurbish the current one, or build a new elementary school, there is no question about it. The current school is rated 5th worst in the state, by the MSBA.
Previously there have been 3 town votes on this topic, and all have fallen short of getting enough votes to move forward. I've noticed over the years that the town is very divided on many issues, this being at the top of the list.
I support doing something to fix, or to build a new school. But I also understand that there are alot of folks in town that might not be able to afford a big property tax increase. Each dept. budget should have to cut back a little bit, maybe 2-4% where possible. The CPA should be reduced to 1% (from 3%) even temporarily, for a couple of years. Every little bit that could bring down the total project cost could help.