Rebuild of Pleasant Valley Elementary on schedule, schematic designs released

Schematic designs for the new Pleasant Valley Elementary School have been released, illustrating how the 102,000-square-foot building will look equipped with two entrances, a larger space for collaboration, and a wing specifically designed to serve preschool students with special needs. Once the design is completed, Barrett said, town officials will perform another cost estimate, and he expects to be on budget, with construction costs now estimated at around $45.8 million. So far, Eli Terry, Phillip R. Smith, and Orchard Hill Elementary schools have been completed. Voters approved a $58.5 million rebuild of Pleasant Valley in a referendum in November. Over 4,000 voters turned out again Tuesday to cast ballots in the third and final phase of the school building plan. An overwhelming number voted in favor — 3,714 to 481. State reimbursement for the project should total $21 million, which would bring the total $58.5 million cost down to $37.5 million for area taxpayers, officials said.

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