Referendum on $137 million Farmington High School plan slated for June

Municipal officials are tentatively looking for a townwide vote June 3 on whether to tear down the high school and build a three-story replacement for $137 million. If voters approve the idea, architects would start work this summer, construction could begin in early 2022 and wrap up in mid-2025, Finance Director Joseph Swetcky told the council last week at a meeting on Zoom. The Farmington High School Building Committee has been using Ira Yellen, a consultant with Tall Timbers Marketing, to help make its case to the public. Local taxpayers would cover $110 million of the project, with state aid accounting for the other $27 million. The Farmington High School Building Committee plans numerous public outreach efforts before any referendum, and is posting documents about the project at its website at

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