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Prop. 2-1/2 override vote passes in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – By a nearly 2-1 vote, a $5.5 million Proposition 2-1/2 operational override has passed in Shrewsbury.

According to the Town Clerk Sandra Wright, 7,100 of the voters approved the measure with 3,704 voting against it.?The override passed in all 10 precincts, except Precinct 3, which also had the smallest turnout with 654 voters casting their votes. To see the numbers by precinct, visit http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/egov/docs/14018428003350.pdf.

Supporters had claimed that the override was necessary to help the schools reduce classroom sizes, increase staffing and purchase necessary materials. ?According to officials, $4.1 million was to be allotted to the schools if passed with the remainder going to other town departments.

The override request was supported by many town officials including the Board of Selectmen.

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