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Letters to the Editor

Why do we need to modernize schools?

Enrollment changes at the elementary level

Community Survey Results



June 1, 2020:  Out of District Visits Subcommittee Presentation

June 24, 2020: Collier Recommendation DemographerEnrollment Study Proposal Summary & Proposal Request DocumentNESDEC Cheshire CT Best Use ProposalMilone & McBroom 10 yr Enrollment Study Proposal 

September 16, 2020: Potential Options for Consideration

October 14, 2020:  Enrollment Study Presentation

October 15, 2020: Draft Communication Subcommitte Communication Plan

October 21, 2020: Draft Communication Subcommittee Communication Plan

November 2, 2020: Finance & Debt PresentationEnrollment & School Capacities by Milone & McBroomMilestone Schedule

November 8, 2020: Colliers Presentation, Options

November 18, 2020:  Colliers Presentation, Options

December 7, 2020:  Colliers Presentation (DRAFT ONLY), Survey Proposal, Open Space Info, Matrix Sample (DRAFT ONLY)

January 27, 2021:  Presentation on Financials for Scenarios


Committee and Subcommittee Agendas and Minutes


School Modernization Committee

Communications Subcommittee

Options Subcommittee

Out of District Subcommittee

RFP Subcommittee

Teacher/Staff Subcommittee





          The Cheshire Public Schools facilities range in age from 48 to 107 years old.  In addition to providing education services, these facilities also serve as social and recreational hubs for our community.  The School Modernization Committee (SMC) has been established to consider available options to upgrade the school facilities, which may include new construction, renovating existing facilities, closing and repurposing facilities, and other creative, viable proposals. 

          The SMC is tasked with developing recommendations for modernizing our schools that will address the educational needs of CPS students in the 21st century while considering the fiscal impact on the residents of Cheshire.  In developing its recommendations, the SMC may hire consultants, engineers, or other professionals to assist with strategy and plans, as the SMC deems appropriate.  The Town Council has appropriated $150,000 to cover such professional fees. 

          The SMC shall present their recommendations to the Town Council and the Board of Education as soon as completed but not later than March 1, 2021.


Helpful acronyms that may be used during this project, with their meanings: 


CM:  Construction Manager

GC:  General Contractor

OPM:  Owners Project Manager

SPM:  Senior Project Manager

PM:  Project Manager

APM:  Assistant Project Manager

CR:  Construction Representative

RSD:  Regional School District

HS: High School

SW: South Windsor

PLA: Project Labor Agreement

RFQ: Request for Qualifications

RFP:  Request for Proposals

OSCG&R:  Office of School Construction Grants & Review

Ed Spec’s:  Education Specifications

FCA:  Facilities Condition Assessment

Phase I ESA:  Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Prelim Geotech:  Preliminary Geotechnical

BOE:  Board of Education

Admin:  Administration

PAC:  Political Action Committee

Reno: Renovations

MEP: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

 Summary of public comments and questions.  Last updated 2/11/20.


Last updated on Monday, March 08, 2021