Instead of renovating two schools in New Fairfield, the town could build new facilities. During a Board of Education meeting earlier this month, Superintendent Pat Cosentino said the state isn't interested in funding the renovation of older, rundown buildings outside of emergency repairs. The state is, however, receiving applications for new construction reimbursement.
The Board of Ed is hosting a special meeting on Thursday at 7pm.
Representatives from the architectural firm the district is working with will present design plans and detailed cost estimates for new Consolidated School and High School projects, along with plans and costs of renovations. A new Consolidated School could be located near Meeting House Hill School and that the High School would be razed, with a new building constructed nearby.
A Facilities Study on renovation stemmed from Office of Civil Rights Complaints, issues of non-compliance with ADA regulations, and problems flagged at the fall college accreditation board visit.
The state grant application deadline is June 30.