Killingly looks to move on a comprehensive school upgrade project

John Penney
 
| The Bulletin

KILLINGLY – Presented with a time-sensitive – and higher state reimbursement – opportunity to apply for a top-to-bottom school renovation project, the Town Council on Wednesday agreed to withdraw a previous application that would only have demolished portable classrooms and added a new wing at the Killingly Memorial School.

The option came to the council just days before the today’s deadline when Town Manager Mary Calorio needs to give an answer to the state Office of School Construction on which way the town wishes to proceed with the new offer.

The “renovate-as-new,” state-favored plan calls for replacing an antiquated heating system at the Main Street school with a combination heating-cooling system; re-doing the facility’s electrical system; adding a fire-suppression system to the main building; renovating the cafeteria’s kitchen area; and conducting asbestos abatement throughout the structure.

The cost for the main building work is estimated

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