After funding for an $84.2 million new high school and a $29.2 million early learning academy passed by taxpayer vote back in October, the town has been moving forward to bring the projects to fruition. Based on qualifications and fees, Sanzo said, the committee selected Hartford-based JCJ Architecture to provide services for the two school projects. New Fairfield residents had mixed reactions to the plans. Some felt the projects were being rushed, while others thought the schools were in urgent need of improvements. “With the architect selection nearly completed and the owner’s representative selection hopefully being completed before the new year, we expect to have a kick-off meeting with the architects in January,” said Rich Sanzo, the school district’s business and operations director.