Willington Public Schools Facilities Study

Willington Public Schools Facilities Study

Friar Associates, Inc. was engaged by the Willington Board of Education to prepare an Architectural Study of our two schools; Center School serving students in PK-4 and Hall Memorial serving students in grades 5-8.  This Study includes both the development of a series of facility options and a facility condition assessment and code review, sometimes called capital improvement.  This study will enable the Board of Education and the community to plan strategically and through consensus reach the best solution for the future of schools in Willington.

These documents are available by clicking on the links listed below.

The Board of Education is planning a series of public meetings and will be sharing information with staff, town leadership, the PTA and the community seeking your input.  Dates will be listed on this page as they are established.



 School Facility Study
Building Committee Letter
9/20/19


Facility Options as of 9/10/19


School Facility Discussions

An invitation from the Willington Board of Education

Please join us for roundtable discussions

about the future of our schools...

STAY the course?
RENOVATE each school?
CONSOLIDATE into one school and renovate?
BUILD a new school?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Willington Public Library

Saturday, July 13, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Willington Public Library

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Willington Public Library

 Community Engagement Presentation

by Superintendent Phil Stevens

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Willington Senior Center

Your opinion matters! This is your town! 



Please click on the following link to view the reports completed by Friar Architecture.


 http://friar.com/clients/education-k-12/willington-public-schools

Username:  WillingtonPS@friar.com
Password: 1234



Please click on the link to review the updated


Willington Public Schools Facilities Study Presentation


Please click on the link to review the updated

WillingtonPublic Schools Facilities Study Presentation with Narration on YouTube



 
The Willington Board of Education had a facilities study completed by Friar Architecture in 2017.  The comprehensive survey of our two schools, Center School (built in 1952) and Hall School (built in 1922), resulted in the identification of the following options: repair our schools, renovate our schools to like new condition, or build new.  The purpose of this survey is to solicit feedback regarding how the Board should address our aging facilities and the options identified in the facilities study
.

Please click on the link to review the


Willington Public Schools Facilities Study School Options Survey

Please click on the links to review the survey results and comments

 

WillingtonPublic Schools Survey Data Results 2019

 

WillingtonPublic Schools Survey Comments 2019

 


The Willington Board of Education is hosting a series of Community Engagement events to review options related to the future of our school facilities. It is the intention of the Board to determine the sustainability of our schools in the face of increasing costs and aging facilities.

A Facilities Study was completed by Friar Associates in 2017 to prepare an Architectural Study of our two schools. This study includes both the development of a series of facility options and a facility condition assessment and code review. Each Community Engagement event will include the same presentation content including information from the facility options identified by Friar Associates and the current capital improvement projects. An outline of the Board of Education’s process for reviewing data connected to the facilities study and methods for community engagement will also be reviewed. The date, location and time of each event is listed below.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Hall Memorial School

6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Center School

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Town Office Building

10:00 a.m.

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions above, please share your questions and feedback with the Superintendent. We will be establishing an online method of communication for community members to share their thoughts, feelings, and questions regarding the facility options. During each Community Engagement we will also have several feedback boards for attendees to post questions and/or feedback. Questions will be answered online and in future meetings.

The goal of the review of the facilities study is to determine if the Board of Education should pursue building a new school, renovate one of the schools to allow all PreK-8 students to be housed in one building, or gradually improve each of our schools via the capital improvement process. At this point, the Board has not made any decisions and is still gathering information and public input.

It is our goal, through consensus, to reach the best solution for the future of our schools and the needs of our Willington students, families, and community members. Copies of the facilities study can be accessed by clicking here and logging into the Willington account using the following credentials: Username: WillingtonPS@friar.com Password: 1234. If you are unable to click the link above, please go to https://friar.com/clients/education-k-12/willington-public-schools.

Over the next several months the Board will attempt to identify district facility priorities through these community engagement events. We welcome your feedback, questions, and participation.


Please click on the link to review the
Willington Public Schools Facility Study Presentation
document presented at the community engagement event
on 4/22/19.


 

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