10-Year Elementary Facilities Plan

Background and Overview

In October 2013, the Board of Education adopted the Elementary Facilities Ten-Year Master Plan to address our five aging elementary school buildings, which (at the time) ranged in age from 51 to 63 years old. This plan stems from the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan which called for the development of a "long-range elementary facilities plan that promotes a safe, engaging learning environment accessible to all students and community members.” 

The Ten-Year Plan calls for a three-phased approach using multiple referenda to address South Windsor's elementary facilities needs over a span of ten years. Phase One was officially complete in August 2017 with the opening of a newly constructed Orchard Hill school. We are now in Phase Two of the plan, which calls for the new construction of two elementary schools: Eli Terry and Philip R. Smith. Both schools are scheduled to open for students and staff in August 2020. If approved, Phase Three will include the construction of a new elementary school for Pleasant Valley. This phase is expected to commence in 2020 and be complete in 2023.

PHASE ONE
Referendum: 
March 2014

New School Opens: 
August 2017

PHASE TWO
Referendum: 
March 2017

New Schools Open: 
August 2020

PHASE THREE
Referendum: 
March 2020

New School Opens: 
August 2023
 
OH
Orchard Hill
ET 
Eli Terry    

PRS 
Philip R. Smith
PV
Pleasant Valley