UXBRIDGE – Voters gave a thumbs down Tuesday to a $1.3 million Proposition 2½ override for schools, with a vote of 953 in favor and 1,538 opposed.
In two contests for elected seats, Dr. David Tapscott beat Dr. Joann Lindenmayer by a vote of 1,216 to 681 for a three-year term on the Board of Health, while Stephanie Fernandez won a one-year seat on the School Committee over Laura McGee by a vote of 871-743.
At town meeting May 9, voters approved the School Department override in a 369-242 vote. The money requested in the override to defray salary and operational costs would have been appropriated over two years.
“Obviously we’re very disappointed. It will lead to increasing class size and delay increasing integration of technology in the classrooms,” Superintendent of Schools Kevin M. Carney said after the results came in.
“On the other hand, I’m so proud of the volunteers who put together a campaign in a month-and-a-half to get 900 votes,” he continued.