Nonnewaug High School Renovation Project
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Nonnewaug High School Renovation Project website. This website provides information about the proposed project, including plans, renderings, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The voters in Bethlehem and Woodbury in 2013 approved a $63.8 million renovation plan for Nonnewaug High School to bring the building up to standards to meet the needs of a modern high school school program. The site designs and plans for infrastructure improvements will transform Nonnewaug High School into a state-of-the-art 21st century school facility by 2020.
The project is being overseen by the Region 14 Building Committee, comprised of Board of Education members, school administrators, parents and leaders of the towns of Bethlehem and Woodbury. They are working alongside consultants from the S/L/A/M Collaborative and Colliers who are managing the design, approval and construction process.
The renovation project is designed to allow teaching and learning to go on concurrently and virtually undisturbed at Nonnewaug High School while construction is in process over the next three years.Region 14 taxpayers are sharing the cost of the project with the state and will be responsible for approximately $38.7 million. The State of Connecticut’s maximum reimbursement of the remaining $25 million is based on eligible costs for the overall project that was approved by voters in 2013, subject to final State audit.The project is classified as a “renovation” and the state requires 100% of the 145,000 square-foot NHS building footprint be addressed in some form in the plan.
The proposed project includes the design and renovation of 145,000 square feet on the current site of Nonnewaug High School.
The renovations include programmatic improvements to areas including Liberal Arts, Visual & Performing Arts, STEM and Athletic areas as well as the creation of flexible classroom spaces for project-based, collaborative learning.
Also included are operational improvements such as energy-efficient HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as upgraded safety and security features and improved traffic flow that all meet ADA compliance and codes.
- Modern science labs
- Full auditorium with performance stage, available for community use
- Rehearsal and performance areas for band and chorus
- Visual arts rooms
- Technology and Liberal arts areas
- Athletic and fitness facilities
- Liberal Arts
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Hands On Learning
- Safety & Security
- 100% Building, Life Safety & ADA Compliance
- Renovation of existing fields including new backstops, dugouts and over seeding at grass fields
- 4 new tennis courts
- Irrigation of existing fields
- Add handicap accessibility to all areas
- Add walking path around the fields
- Additional parking
- State-of-the-art gymnasium with new basketball floor, divider curtain and new bleachers
- New locker room facilities including team room
- New state-of-the-art Fitness Center
- Improve Acoustic Separation between Learning Spaces
- Install Sprinkler System with Fire Alarm System Upgrades
- Install 4th Exit from Gymnasium to increase allowable room capacity
- New Energy Efficient Windows and Exterior Doors
- Roof Coating System
- New Plumbing, Electrical and Lighting Systems
- New HVAC Systems including Equipment, Distribution and Controls Systems
- Add Exterior Wall Insulation
Building Committee Members
Building Committee Meeting Minutes
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