Community is Invited to Share Input on Ed Specs for New Central Middle School

The Central Middle School community is invited to share input on the educational specifications for a new building.

The meeting will take place in the Central Middle School auditorium on Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30-8:00 pm.

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

“Building a new CMS has become a high priority for Greenwich and our progress towards that remains aggressive,” said Greenwich Schools superintendent and CMS principal Tom Healy in an email.

The consultants, Construction Solutions Group (CSG), have already spoken with many CMS staff and will be meeting many of our community partners and elected officials next week.

Now, the district is looking for important input on how a new school building will support neighbors with CSG’s Chief Operating Officer Roger LaFleur and Education Specialist Fran DiFiore.

“While this is not a meeting on actual building design, it is a meeting to learn what elements of a building are important to your community,” Jones and Healy wrote. “Items such as parking, athletic facilities, landscaping, and meeting space are just a few possible topics.”

“We look forward to seeing you there and finding out what is important to our community as we embark on this important and exciting project,” Jones and Healy added.

Back on February 4, Central Middle School, which was constructed in 1958, was condemned and declared “Dangerous and Unsafe for Human Occupancy” by the town building official Bill Marr. That decision followed a tour of the building by the director of facilities and officials from the Town’s Division of Building Inspection to review the results of a recent physical condition assessment conducted by Diversified Technology Consultants, Inc.

That weekend the district announced a plan to disperse students to Greenwich High School, Cos Cob School and Eastern Middle School, which they did for two weeks before returning to a building shrouded in tarps and scaffolding.

Students returned to the building on Feb 22, after February break.