Kate Dario
If you want to find John Custer this summer, head to the ocean.
Tisbury School
John Custer


Exterior of the Tisbury School

On Jan. 6, the Tisbury school’s upper-grade classes will return to their home campus, after peeling lead paint was found in classrooms late last summer.


The Tisbury selectmen, school committee and school building committee chose Boston-based Tappé Architects to remodel and modernize the town elementary school.

Voters overwhelmingly backed a plan to remediate chipping lead paint at the town school at a meeting Tuesday night.

A plan to install modular classrooms at the Tisbury School has been scrapped, less than a week before voters will convene a special town meeting.

When they gather for a special town meeting on Oct. 15, Tisbury voters will be asked to release $1.95 million from the general stabilization fund for immediate use at the Tisbury School.

At a special town meeting next month, Tisbury voters will be asked to approve emergency funding for temporary classrooms and other unforeseen expenses.