Greenwich budget vote looms for planned school projects as committee debates scope, cost of the work

Critical decisions are looming over funding the design work for planned renovations at Julian Curtiss School and Old Greenwich School. The Board of Education requested $1.5 million for each school project for architecture and engineering work that will lead to final design plans. For fiscal year 2023-24, that would bring the estimated construction costs for renovations and expansions at Julian Curtiss to $29.7 million and the renovations at Old Greenwich to $24 million. The committee largely focused its discussion on Julian Curtiss, but Arora and Moriarty said their views applied to the Old Greenwich allocation as well. Beyond the school’s proposed capital spending, the Budget Committee also discussed the funding requests from the Department of Public Works, including for sidewalks, road work and other public safety improvements sought by First Selectman Fred Camillo.

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