The state will chip in $11.5 million to replace an aged Angier Elementary School, more than Newton officials expected.
School officials hoped to get $10 million to help with the $37.5 million project, but last week the Massachusetts School Building Authority offered $11.5 million, according to the Boston Globe. Voters passed a tax debt exclusion in March to help pay for the project.
The current school opened in 1919 and lacks in many areas, including lack of space and having no cafeteria. Officials said the new school could open as soon as February 2016, the Globe reported.