The Greenwich, Connecticut, Board of Estimate and Taxation has approved an additional $42.017 million in construction funding for Central Middle School.
The Greenwich Time reports that the new funding, combined with $67.5 million approved earlier this year, and another $2.5 million for planning approved last year, brings the total construction funding on the school to $112 million. This is in line with the estimate provided by the professional team working on the project.
Now that the funding is approved, project team leaders believe they are on track to start construction of a new middle school by October 2024 and finish the project by November 2026.
Rebuilding Central Middle was prioritized after “structural concerns” were found last year at the school.
Funding still needs to be approved by the Representative Town Meeting, the town’s legislative body.
From there, the Central Middle School building committee will submit a grant application to the state in hopes of getting partial reimbursement on the project. The professional team estimates that about $7.1 million will be reimbursed.