$532,000 has been approved by the Region 12 Board of Education for some work on an Agriscience-STEM academy at Shepaug Valley School. The money will pay for architects to get the project shovel ready to present to the state for bond money. The Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington school district has seen declining enrollment, but this Ag-STEM academy would add more than 100 students from other towns to the school rolls. The project is estimated to cost $29 million, but the $23 million in requested state bond money is in question because of a large deficit facing Connecticut. Region 12 has already spent about $370,000 for project plans.