A $4.18M fix to Bethel High School’s failing HVAC system to go to special town meeting

The town will hold a special town meeting next Tuesday regarding a $4.18 million appropriation for improvements and enhancements to Bethel High School’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The system — which was not updated when the school was renovated in 2007 to 2009 — has posed problems for several years. During Bethel’s Jan. 3 special town meeting, voters will set a date for a referendum on the $4.18 million appropriation. With roughly $1.5 million already allocated to the project — $700,000 from the school district’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund grant money and $855,000 from the town’s American Rescue Plan Act funds — the school district is seeking more funding through the state HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grants for Public Schools program. 


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