The Cheshire Public Schools facilities range in age from 48 to 107 years old.  In addition to providing education services, these facilities also serve as social and recreational hubs for our community.  The School Modernization Committee (SMC) has been established to consider available options to upgrade the school facilities, which may include new construction, renovating existing facilities, closing and repurposing facilities, and other creative, viable proposals. 

          The SMC is tasked with developing recommendations for modernizing our schools that will address the educational needs of CPS students in the 21st century while considering the fiscal impact on the residents of Cheshire.  In developing its recommendations, the SMC may hire consultants, engineers, or other professionals to assist with strategy and plans, as the SMC deems appropriate.  The Town Council has appropriated $150,000 to cover such professional fees. 

          The SMC shall present their recommendations to the Town Council and the Board of Education as soon as completed but not later than September 15, 2020.


The next School Modernization Committee meeting is Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cheshire High School Library.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 Minutes and a summary of information presented at the meetings will be posted here. 

November 18, 2019 Agenda - AMENDED

November 18, 2019 Minutes

November 18, 2019 Meeting Video

Cheshire Public Schools Presentation, December 16, 2019

December 2, 2019 Agenda - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

December 16, 2019 Agenda

December 16, 2019 Minutes

December 16, 2019 Video

December 30, 2019 Agenda

December 30, 2019 Video

December 30, 2019 Minutes

December 30, 2019 Video

January 6, 2020 Agenda

January 6, 2020 Minutes

January 6, 2020 Video

January 15, 2020 Agenda

January 15, 2020 Minutes

January 15, 2020 Agenda - Out of District Site Visit Subcommittee

January 15, 2020 Minutes - Out of District Site Visit Subcommittee

January 22, 2020 Agenda - Teacher/Staff Input Subcommittee

January 22, 2020 Minutes - Teacher/Staff Input Subcommittee

Janaury 27, 2020 Agenda - RFP Subcommittee

January 27, 2020 Agenda - Out of District Site Visit Subcommittee - CANCELLED due to lack of quorum

January 29, 2020 Agenda - Teacher/Staff Input Subcommittee

February 3, 2020 Agenda - School Modernization Committee



School Modernization Committee

Tentative Meeting Dates and Proposed Locations for Meetings

Meetings begin at 7 PM




January 6, 2020

Town Hall

January 15, 2020

Dodd Middle School - Cafeteria

February 3, 2020

Cheshire High School - Library

February 19, 2020

Chapman Elementary - Library

March 2, 2020

Highland Elementary - Library

March 18, 2020

Norton Elementary - Cafeteria

April 6, 2020

Doolittle - Cafeteria

April 15, 2020

Town Hall (Spring Break Week)

May 4, 2020

Humiston School - Central Office

May 20, 2020

Darcey School - Cafeteria


Here are some helpful acronyms that may be used during this project, with their meanings: 


CM:  Construction Manager

GC:  General Contractor

OPM:  Owners Project Manager

SPM:  Senior Project Manager

PM:  Project Manager

APM:  Assistant Project Manager

CR:  Construction Representative

RSD:  Regional School District

HS: High School

SW: South Windsor

PLA: Project Labor Agreement

RFQ: Request for Qualifications

RFP:  Request for Proposals

OSCG&R:  Office of School Construction Grants & Review

Ed Spec’s:  Education Specifications

FCA:  Facilities Condition Assessment

Phase I ESA:  Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Prelim Geotech:  Preliminary Geotechnical

BOE:  Board of Education

Admin:  Administration

PAC:  Political Action Committee

Reno: Renovations

MEP: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

 Summary of public comments and questions.  Last updated 1/23/20.

Questions and comments can be sent to the Committee at SchoMoCo@cheshirect.org 


Last updated on Monday, January 27, 2020