Hamden Schools Get State Grant

February 1, 2016

The State Bond Commission approved funding Friday Jan. 29, totaling $1,615,000 for renovations and upgrades for a number of Hamden schools.

"The Alliance Grant will go a long way to providing our facilities with infrastructure upgrades needed pursuant to the NEASC accreditation process," Rep. Michael D’Agostino (D-Hamden) said. "In addition we anticipate the projects supported through this grant will help us manage energy costs ensuring a larger portion of our budget can be allocated to supporting overall instruction, providing a wider range of interventions, and developing programs that support innovation and post High School opportunities for all students."

Specifically, the grants will go toward the following work:

Bear Path parking lighting & energy improvements $105,000
Church Street rest room renovations $60,000
High School HVAC controls upgrade $175,000
High School security camera upgrade $400,000
District-Wide time/attendance system replacement $100,000
Middle School energy efficiency water system upgrade $150,000
Helen Street boiler replacement $250,000
Helen Street replace classroom carpeting $200,000
Ridge Hill replace obsolete drinking fountains $150,000
Spring Glen install safety padding in gymnasium $25,000