School supporters have another shot at getting an override before voters when the City Council meets Monday night.
The City Council is slated to vote on whether to hold a special election May 22 on a $1.58 million Proposition 2 1/2 override to fund the city's schools. Two weeks ago, the council rejected a similar request but since then, the School Committee supported a blueprint, submitted by Superintendent Kevin Lyons, for how the money would be spent.
The biggest ticket items under Lyons's plan are: a $325,000 program to update the 12-year-old literacy program in grades K-8; a $250,000 proposal to restore the middle school's foreign language program, which was cut in the current budget; and $200,000 for replacing the district's oldest computers, some more than 10 years old.
The council's meeting, in City Hall, is slated to start at 7:30 p.m.
Newburyport has never had an override election, though voters in the past approved two debt exclusions.
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