Wallingford BOE to survey community on middle, high school options

Wallingford BOE to survey community on middle, high school options



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WALLINGFORD — The Board of Education on Monday night approved three plans for middle and high school reconfiguration to put forward in a community survey.

The panel voted unanimously to accept three options that the board’s operations committee selected April 1.

The plans, which would restructure the town’s two middle schools and two high schools, are based on options created by consultants Milone & MacBroom after they completed a study last fall.

The consultants presented six reconfiguration options to the board in November.

A month later, in the face of public opposition, the board eliminated two options that would have consolidated Moran and Dag Hammarskjold middle schools.

The board’s operations committee considered five options April 1, after one of the remaining choices was divided into two, and narrowed the list to three options:

Option 1: maintain all four buildings, addressing capital needs only, at an estimated cost of $15.6 million.

Option 3: renovate to new all four schools, including air conditioning, at an estimated $117.2 million.

Option 6: create one high school at Lyman Hall High School and renovate to new with air conditioning, renovate to new with air conditioning both middle schools, at $103.5 million.

The board accepted the options through the consent agenda, and did not discuss them during the meeting.

LTakores@record-journal.com
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