$4 Million Comes through for New Leb in First Wave of State Reimbursement

Greenwich Schools superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea; BOE chair and New Leb building committee member Peter Bernstein; State Rep Mike Bocchino and State Senator Scott Frantz. Dec 7, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Schools superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea; BOE chair and New Leb building committee member Peter Bernstein; State Rep Mike Bocchino and State Senator Scott Frantz. Dec 7, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

State Representative Mike Bocchino (R-Greenwich) praised the distribution of the first phase of state funding for the New Lebanon School, which is scheduled to open in February of 2019.

The project received $3,955,139 as the first round of reimbursement dollars came through.

“The Greenwich Delegation and I are thrilled to see this critical project moving ahead as planned,” said Rep. Bocchino. “We broke ground just a few months ago, and I am happy to report that the process is on schedule.”

New Lebanon School was approved for a diversity grant from the state after it was determined that the school was not in compliance with the state’s diversity requirements.

The project was faced opposition by key members of the Malloy administration due to the budget situation, but the members of the Greenwich
Delegation fought to secure the funding.

The school was approved for the maximum reimbursement of 80 percent.

The new facility is being built behind the existing school. Once completed, the state-of- the-art facility will be able to accommodate more students, faculty and resources.

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