West Haven looks to ‘enhance the education experience’ with new Washington School

“In the past 112 years, Washington School should have been rebuilt three times,” said Ken Carney, chairman of the city’s Building Oversight Committee. Carney on Monday provided a concept plan for a new Washington Elementary School, to be built on the same site as the current school at 369 Washington Ave. The project, which officials estimate to cost around $38 million, would be supplemented by $24 million in state bonding through a school construction reimbursement program. The building has been approved for about 42,000 square feet and would have air-conditioning, be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, feature energy-saving fixtures and wireless internet. Before breaking ground, Carney said the city’s building committee first must select an architect, which it is narrowing from nine applicants.


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