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.
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.
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.
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.
In its meeting on April 27, 2015, the Stratford Board of Education approved new Educational Specifications (Ed Specs) for the Stratford High School renovations project. Ed Specs are required as a part of the State of CT grant process.
A link to the agenda, including the full Ed Specs can be found by clicking here.
On May 11, 2015, the Town Council authorized, through two ordinances, the funding for the SHS Renovations project.
You can find the agenda with the full text of these ordinances by clicking here.