Doug McCrory


Doug McCrory



January 31, 2024
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 State Senator Doug McCrory Welcomes Hartford School Renovations as School Building Project Priorities

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HARTFORD – State Senator Doug McCrory (D-Hartford) today welcomed the news that three Hartford school renovation projects had made the 2024 School Building Project Priority List and will now be reviewed by the legislature’s Education and Finance Committees for further consideration.

The projects, approved last week by the School Construction Project Priority List Review Committee, include the complete renovations of the Maria C. Colón Sánchez Elementary School, the Montessori Magnet at Batchelder, and the S.A.N.D. Elementary School.

The renovations will overhaul interior spaces and building systems at all three schools to “like new” conditions and focus on improving instructional spaces, installing flexible seating options, and upgrading the schools’ auditoriums.

In all three cases, the state is expected to provide reimbursements for around 95% of the costs of each overhaul.

“This list puts three of our schools a step closer to securing vital upgrades, providing Hartford students the up-to-date learning environments they deserve,” Sen. McCrory, Senate chair of the Education Committee, said. “I will help push these projects over the finish line and put hundreds of thousands of dollars in state support to work for Hartford kids.”

The Maria C. Colón Sánchez Elementary School project has an estimated cost of $96,945,196, of which the state is expected to cover $92,097,936. Improvements to the school will include renewed outdoor spaces as well as HVAC and fire safety improvements.

The Montessori Magnet at Batchelder project is expected to cost $102,569,302, of which the state will likely cover $97,440,837. The renovations will incorporate up-to-date educational technology and include full air conditioning.

Meanwhile, the S.A.N.D. Elementary School project will cost around $82,837,086 of which the state is expected to reimburse $78,695,232. The overhaul will include renewed outdoor spaces as well as HVAC and fire safety improvements.

This year’s legislative session will begin on February 7 and run through May 8.

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