There is a Town Meeting in Brookfield tonight for residents to set a referendum date on a school project. The meeting is at 7pm in the Brookfield High School auditorium. The town is asking residents to vote on $78.1 million for the planning, design and construction of a new elementary school for pre-k through 5th grade students, including an early childhood learning center.
Some state grant money would offset the cost, bringing the bonded amount down to about $63.2 million. If approved at the Town Meeting, a referendum will be held on March 5th from 6am to 8pm.
If approved at referendum, a new building would be constructed on the back field the current Huckleberry Hill Elementary School campus, with Center School students moving into Huckleberry. A driveway, parking and ball fields would also be added. The old building would be demolished and Center School will be turned over to the town for municipal use.
Construction could begin in 2020 and take almost two years.