Middle School Building Project

Middle School Building Project / Committee

Submit comments to the Middle School Building Committee: buildingcommittee@mpsct.org

Middle School Building Project Timeline

On November 7, 2017 the Middle School Building Referendum was APPROVED!!


November 7, 2017 Ballot Question -Final Explanatory Text

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Middle School Study - Middletown Public Schools dated July 4, 2017 and approved by the Woodrow Wilson Building Committee on September 19, 2017.


Documents presented in the May 23, 2017 BOE Regular meeting:


Documents presented in the May 9, 2017 BOE Regular meeting:


Documents presented in the April 27, 2017 meeting:


Community Forums - Middle School Feasibility Study

Middletown Public Schools April 19th, 20th, and 24th, 2017 by TSKP Studio

The Woodrow Wilson Middle School Building Committee is seeking public input!

The public is invited to attend any one of the three upcoming forums:

April 19, 2017 Wed @ 7PM - Woodrow Wilson Middle School's Cafeteria (following the 6:00 WWMS Open House for incoming 7th graders).

April 20, 2017 Thurs @ 6PM - Snow Elementary School Auditorium

April 24, 2017 Mon @ 6PM - Lawrence Elementary School

Come to provide your thoughts on what you would like to see in a new middle school. These forums are early in our process.

Click here to view the flyer concerning the forums for the Middle School Building Project.


BUILDING COMMITTEE SUMMARY - March 16, 2017

The committee unanimously chose a high-level conceptual layout for a new middle school using the current Woodrow Wilson property east of Hunting Hill Avenue. The committee asked the architects to consider several different options including saving the current auditorium and incorporating it into the new school or demolition of the current auditorium and construction of a new auditorium with the new building. The concept chosen will maintain the current pool as a separate facility. The architects were also asked to consider saving the gym and auxiliary gym for city recreational use. Other issues under consideration include temporary busing lanes while construction is in progress and reconfiguration of Hunting Hill Avenue, either temporarily or permanently, to provide space for construction equipment and permit students to more safely access the athletic fields on the western side of Hunting Hill Avenue.

The new building will likely contain a three-story portion, providing a separate level for each grade 6 - 8. Though current Woodrow Wilson Middle School is approximately 180,000 sq/ft (including the pool), in light of new state guidelines and projected decreasing student enrollment, the new building will probably be between 125,000 to 150,000 sq/ft. Currently, student enrollment grades 6-8 is 998. By 2021, it is projected to be 898 (10% decrease) and by 2024, 821 (17% decrease).


Mayor Dan Drew

On April 26, 2016, Mayor Dan Drew swore in John Giuliano, Sheila Daniels and Christopher Drake
to the Middle School Building Committee.

Mary Bartolotta - Chair
Christopher Drake - Vice Chair

Meeting Schedule:

2017

January 26, 2017 - Conference Room A, BOE, 311 Hunting Hill Avenue
February 23, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 27, 2017 - Alternate Location
May 4, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 29, 2017
July 27, 2017 - Alternate Location
August 31, 2017
September 28, 2017 - CANCELLED
October 26, 2017 - CANCELLED

November 30, 2017
December 28, 2017

2016

June 30, 2016
July 28, 2016 - Conference Room A, BOE, 311 Hunting Hill Avenue
August 25, 2016
September 29, 2016
October 27, 2016 - Conference Room A, BOE, 311 Hunting Hill Avenue
November 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving
December 29, 2016

Middle School Building Committee Agendas & Minutes

(Click on underlined date to view document)
These documents can also be found on the City of Middletown website

AGENDAS - 2017

MINUTES - 2017


AGENDAS - 2016

MINUTES - 2016