Central Middle School to Reopen on Tuesday, Feb 22

Greenwich Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones and Central Middle School principal Tom Healy, CMS Principal emailed families and staff on Friday to share good news.

“After a thorough inspection over the past few days, the Town of Greenwich Division of Building Inspection, the engineers at Diversified Technology Consultants, and Greenwich Public Schools facilities department have worked together this week to allow Central Middle School to safely reopen on Tuesday when your children and our staff return from Winter Recess,” wrote Healy and Jones.

The middle school was closed on Friday, Feb 4, and declared “Dangerous and Unsafe for Human Occupancy” by the town building official Bill Marr.

Photo of Central Middle School contributed from Greenwich Schools Feb 18, 2022

“This incredible collaboration between all of these parties is an amazing showcase of true teamwork to put students first.”

Jones and Healy said that while exterior of the building look different than before break, the scaffolding and netting are important safety measures.

“This scaffolding, or ‘bridging,’ is a safety precaution in order to protect parts of the outside of the building from coming loose and falling on the ground below,” Jones and Healey added.

Photos of these changes, along with reports, timelines, and an archive of our communications can be found on the webpage for all things Central Middle School.

The Board of Education will have CMS on the agenda for the February 24 business meeting to consider updated options and information.

Jones said a great deal of work had been taking place behind the scenes in preparation for a robust CMS discussion. 

See also:

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