The New Fairfield Board of Education has gotten some details about the difference in renovating two schools, or constructing new ones.
Building a new high school and an early learning academy to replace Consolidated School would cost up to $112 million. That does not include state grant reimbursement. At the high school, the cost to do roof replacement and ADA compliance work could then only be a few thousand dollars less than completely new construction bolstered by state funding.
The Board of Ed says the current schools need new roofs, are not energy efficient and noted that there's declining enrollment.
Tours of Consolidated School and the high school will be held Tuesday at 6:30pm, with a public forum Thursday at 7pm. The Board of Ed will then meet on May 7th to further discuss the options. The deadline to apply for state funding this year is June 30th.