SHS project receives funding, moves towards close of 2nd design phase

With the governor signing SB503 on June 3rd, the Town of Stratford received the nod to continue moving forward with the Stratford High School project.  It is anticipated, that once the public act (May Special Session PA 16-4) is finalized, that the Office of School Construction Grants will formally submit a letter of grant commitment for roughly $76 million to Dr. Robinson. With the commitment in hand, Stratford will begin the process of requesting reimbursement on costs already incurred.

Stratford to Host Public Presentation on High School Renovation Plans

The Stratford Building Needs Committee and the Stratford High School Renovations Subcommittee will be holding a public presentation of the schematic design for the Stratford High School project (www.stratfordhighproject.com). The presentation will occur October 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Stratford High School auditorium (45 North Parade Street, Stratford). Please join us for an informative evening on this exciting project that will become a treasured educational asset and focal point for the community. All are welcome, no reservations required. For more information, call 203-385-4205.

Town Council Approves Conceptual Design

On Monday, August 10, 2015, the Town Council voted to approve the resolution to move forward with "Option 17", the termed name for the conceptual design of the new Stratford High School.  The concept will provide a new academic building on the east side of King Street and a renovated and expanded civic building on the west side, where the current school sits.  The approved concept brings along several advantages and will result in a new gymnasium, new auditorium, and maximized outdoor athletic field.

Legislature Approves Stratford High School Language; Town Costs Reduced

During the Special Session held on June 29, 2015, the Legislature passed House Bill 7102, which included two provisions for the Stratford High School.  The effect of the legislation significantly reduces the Town's expected share of the project costs.  The passage of the bill is the culmination of months of behind the scenes work by the Renovations Subcommittee, Building Needs Committee, Town Council, Stratford's Legislative Delegation, Owner's Project Manager, Architect, and Construction Manager.