Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

June 15, 2021

Sen. Anwar, Reps. Currey, Delnicki Welcome $22 Million In State Funding For Pleasant Valley Elementary School In South Windsor

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) and State Representatives Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor) and Thomas Delnicki (R-South Windsor) welcomed the announcement that $22 million in state funding will be committed to Pleasant Valley Elementary School, currently being rebuilt in South Windsor as part of the town’s ten-year master plan to overhaul its elementary facilities. The project, valued at $58 million in total, will lead to the rebuilding of the elementary school, with a new building currently expected to be completed in 2023.

“The community of South Windsor spoke in its referendum and the state of Connecticut has reciprocated,” “We need safe, healthy buildings for our students and teachers, who strive for excellence and provide the best education to the children in our state. I cannot thank all the families, volunteers, teachers, our superintendent, the Town Council and the Board of Education, who have been involved throughout this entire process. I’d also like to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for recognizing the importance of investing in education.”

“Every student deserves to learn in a safe environment, and this funding will help fulfill that promise for Pleasant Valley educators, students, and families,” said Rep. Currey. “Under Superintendent Dr. Kate Carter’s leadership, South Windsor has become a model for what a transformative district-wide upgrade looks like in the state of Connecticut. Thank you to the countless volunteers from organizations like ‘Support South Windsor Schools,’ the South Windsor voters, State Bond Commission, Governor Lamont, and the General Assembly for prioritizing this project that will enhance our students’ lives.”

“A quality education is priceless. I’m thrilled that South Windsor will receive $22 million in state funding to build a new Pleasant Valley School, which I attended in first grade,” added Rep. Delnicki. “The construction of a new Pleasant Valley School completes South Windsor’s 10-year school plan and offers our children the same opportunity I had years ago – being able to attend a state-of-the-art school. I would like to thank my colleagues in the Legislature and Governor Lamont for supporting this project and I look forward to the ground breaking!”

As part of legislation to be approved this week by the General Legislature, South Windsor will receive $22.148 million to reimburse the $58.5 million cost of the Pleasant Valley Elementary School project. This project is part of Phase 3 of South Windsor’s 10-Year Elementary Facilities Plan to upgrade currently existing educational infrastructure. The future Pleasant Valley Elementary School will have new features including new spaces for students to collaborate and a part of the school designed specifically for preschool students with special needs. It will feature new fields, parking and playgrounds to better meet growing demand for education in South Windsor.