Architects: Overhauling Norwich schools would cost $378 million

The proposal to build four new elementary schools on existing school properties plus the former Greeneville School site would cost $378.9 million, with the city’s cost at $149 million after state reimbursement, project architects revealed Tuesday. The School Building Committee in May endorsed the concept for the four new elementary schools, each with about 525 students in preschool through fifth grade. Officials from the architectural firm Drummey Rosane Anderson Inc., or DRA, which has an office in South Windsor, on Tuesday presented details of their work thus far and a conceptual plan for the restructuring project. Mark Jeffko, project executive for partner firm O&G Industries, provided the cost estimates for each school. A public informational session is tentatively scheduled for June 28, though a location has not yet been set. The School Building Committee hopes to finalize plans in time to place a referendum question on the ballot at the Nov. 8 election.

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