It is likely that you have heard about the overcrowding in our School District and the proposed solution of the Golden Brook School/Windham Middle School Construction Project. This project appears as Warrant Article 2 on your ballot in the upcoming election on March 8th. Windham LINK wanted to be sure you had basic information about the proposed project and knew where to find additional details.
Article 2 authorizes the District to acquire the Massahos property, which is adjacent to GBS on the south side, and to perform a multi-phase renovation and addition project to Golden Brook School. Once completed, GBS will house pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 4. Windham Center School will house grades 5 & 6. Windham Middle School will house grades 7 & 8 and will be renovated to allow space in the building to provide the necessary curriculum to become an approved middle school; including proper science labs, family & consumer science, and technical education spaces.
The Facilities Committee, Building & Grounds Committee, the Administration, and the School Board have been working on this project for a year, in preparation for this election cycle. This Warrant Article for the construction project is recommended by the School Board 5-0. It requires 3/5th majority vote to pass.
If passed, work would begin within six months and take approximately 2-3 years in total. Warrant Article 2 is written for the sum of $38,950,001 for this project. According to the “Tax Impact” slide presented by the School Board, the tax impact for the project would cost the average 350K homeowner:
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