Plainville residents to vote on $61M middle school renovation project

Residents will decide on a $61 million middle school renovation project when it heads to referendum on Tuesday. While the total estimated cost of the project is $61,913,393, the estimated local cost to the town is $25,712,663. This is due to the project meeting the state’s “renovate as new” criteria, making 65.36 percent or $40,466,593 of the project cost eligible for reimbursement. The referendum will be held on March 19 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with voting taking place at the Plainville Firehouse. The Middle School of Plainville Building Project will include upgrades such as a secure entrance with updated camera and communication systems; Classrooms designed for programs related to STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and Visual & Performing Arts; Sports fields; Physical education facilities and equipment; Media Center/Library; Roofing, windows, doors, HVAC, and mechanicals. If approved, the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2028.

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