Ahead of Saturday's referendum in Newtown on $50 million in bonding from the state to build a new Sandy Hook School, the state has approved the first of that allocation. $3.7 million was approved Friday by the Bond Commission to demolish the current building.
Channel 8 is reporting that the demolition plan includes that nothing leave the site a recognizable condition, meaning that everything will be ground up. The plan also calls for designating the area where the killings took place as sacred areas where nothing will be built until a memorial is decided on by the town.
If the referendum Saturday is rejected, it will not result in a different site being selected to build a new school.