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Second Public Meeting on Nonnewaug High School Renovation is June 29

Nonnewaug High School renovation

A look at the proposed renovated entrance to Nonnewaug High School (Click photo to enlarge).

WOODBURY – The School Building Committee will host a second public information meeting on the Nonnewaug High School renovation project. It will be held Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nonnewaug auditorium.

The presentation will include an update on the project by the project team regarding the progress and status of the project. It will be followed by a public question and answer session.

Presenters will be Kurt Lavaway of project manager service provider Colliers, Amy Samuelson of architecture firm S/L/A/M Collaborative, Lorel Purcel of O&G Industries, and members of the School Building Committee, Region 14 and Nonnewaug High School administration.

The meeting will include a presentation on the final approved designs for the Nonnewaug High School building and site. It will also include a review of the project schedule, budget and construction of phase 1 activities for this summer. There will also be a a brief review of construction phasing for the main renovations that are scheduled to begin in January 2018.

The project is being overseen by the Region 14 Building Committee, comprised of Board of Education members, school administrators, parents and leaders of the towns of Bethlehem and Woodbury. They are working alongside consultants from the S/L/A/M Collaborative and Colliers, who are managing the design, approval and construction process.

The voters in Bethlehem and Woodbury in 2013 approved a $63.8 million renovation plan for Nonnewaug High School to bring the building up to standards to meet the needs of a modern high school program. The site designs and plans for infrastructure improvements will transform the entire 145,000 square foot Nonnewaug High School building into a state-of-the-art 21st century school facility by 2020.

About the Project

The proposed project includes the design and renovation of 145,000 square feet on the current site of Nonnewaug High School.

The renovations include programmatic improvements to areas including liberal arts, visual and performing arts, STEM and athletic areas. It also includes the creation of flexible classroom spaces for project-based, collaborative learning.

Also included are operational improvements such as energy-efficient HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as upgraded safety and security features and improved traffic flow that all meet ADA compliance and codes.

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