Substitute Senate Bill No. 1305

Special Act No. 01-12

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. The Commissioner of Education having reviewed applications for state grants for public school building projects in accordance with section 10-283 of the general statutes on the basis of priorities for such projects and standards for school construction established by the State Board of Education, and having prepared a listing of all such eligible projects ranked in order of priority, including a separate schedule of previously authorized projects which have changed substantially in scope or cost, as determined by said commissioner together with the amount of estimated grant with respect to each eligible project, and having submitted such listing of eligible projects, prior to December 15, 2000, to a committee of the General Assembly established under section 10-283a of the general statutes for the purpose of reviewing such listing, is hereby authorized to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state in accordance with said section 10-283 with respect to the priority listing of such projects and in such estimated amounts as approved by said committee prior to February 1, 2001, as follows:

(1) Estimated Grant Commitments

 

School District

Estimated Total

Estimated

 

School

Project Costs

Grant

 

Project Number

   
       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Breakthrough Magnet Academy

   
 

271 MAG

19,635,000

19,635,000

       
 

EASTCONN

   
 

Windham Reg. Capital Arts

   
 

088 MAG/A

17,176,603

17,176,603

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

Henry Abbott

   
 

002 VT

43,584,266

43,584,266

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

A. I. Prince

   
 

004 VT

56,335,695

56,335,695

       
 

BETHANY

   
 

New Elementary (PK-2)

   
 

017 N

11,743,302

4,403,738

       
 

BETHANY

   
 

New Elementary (Sp. Ed.)

   
 

018 SP/N

350,000

350,000

       
 

BETHEL

   
 

Frank A. Berry School

   
 

054 EA

10,803,964

4,514,977

       
 

BROOKFIELD

   
 

Brookfield High School

   
 

044 EA/RR

24,151,304

7,762,229

       
 

CANTON

   
 

Canton Intermediate School

   
 

025 A

198,169

78,554

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

Howell Cheney

   
 

003 VT

45,072,279

45,072,279

       
 

COLCHESTER

   
 

Jack Jackter Elementary

   
 

038 RE

208,500

137,756

       
 

DARIEN

   
 

Darien High School

   
 

105 N

71,609,933

14,830,417

       
 

EAST HARTFORD

   
 

Willowbrook School

   
 

224 EA

3,750,000

2,584,875

       
 

EAST HARTFORD

   
 

East Hartford High School

   
 

225 A

10,332,449

7,122,157

       
 

EAST LYME

   
 

East Lyme Middle School

   
 

055 A

1,000,000

478,600

       
 

ELLINGTON

   
 

Ellington High School

   
 

050 EA/RR

18,730,124

11,305,503

       
 

ELLINGTON

   
 

Center School

   
 

051 EA/RR

8,359,876

5,046,021

       
 

FAIRFIELD

   
 

Fairfield High School

   
 

097 A

1,829,000

502,975

       
 

FAIRFIELD

   
 

Dwight Elementary

   
 

098 RE

88,000

24,200

       
 

FAIRFIELD

   
 

Holland Hill Elementary

   
 

099 RE

88,000

24,200

       
 

FAIRFIELD

   
 

Mill Hill Elementary

   
 

100 RE

88,000

24,200

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Charles Barnum School

   
 

166 EA/RR

11,833,831

7,776,010

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Colonel Ledyard School

   
 

167 EA/RR

10,553,815

6,934,912

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Noank School

   
 

170 EA/RR

7,837,852

5,150,253

       
 

GROTON

   
 

William Seely School

   
 

173 EA

8,580,856

5,638,480

       
 

GUILFORD

   
 

New Middle School

   
 

086 N

30,038,784

10,084,020

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

Robertson Elementary

   
 

138 RE

152,000

98,253

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

Manchester High School

   
 

139 RE

722,500

467,024

       
 

MONROE

   
 

Masuk High School

   
 

046 EA

27,672,000

10,673,090

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Celentano School

   
 

338 EA/RR

29,000,000

22,994,100

       
 

NEW LONDON

   
 

Edgerton School

   
 

075 RE

204,466

159,913

       
 

NEW LONDON

   
 

Jennings Elementary

   
 

076 A

80,000

62,568

       
 

NEWTOWN

   
 

Sandy Hook Elementary

   
 

108 RE

324,900

118,361

       
 

NORTH HAVEN

   
 

Clintonville Elementary

   
 

042 E

291,485

100,970

       
 

NORTH HAVEN

   
 

Green Acres Elementary

   
 

043 E

550,050

190,537

       
 

NORTH HAVEN

   
 

Montowese Elementary

   
 

044 E

666,359

230,827

       
 

NORTH HAVEN

   
 

Ridge Road Elementary

   
 

045 E

492,106

170,466

       
 

OXFORD

   
 

Great Oak Middle School

   
 

031 EA

5,140,000

2,477,994

       
 

OXFORD

   
 

Oxford Center School

   
 

032 EA

8,255,000

3,979,736

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Farmingville Elementary

   
 

048 E

248,000

57,561

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Ridgefield High School

   
 

050 EA/RR

51,972,187

12,062,745

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Scotland Elementary

   
 

051 EA

6,568,595

1,524,571

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Veterans Park Elementary

   
 

052 EA

7,161,120

1,662,096

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Farmingville Elementary

   
 

053 EA

6,264,194

1,453,919

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Branchville Elementary

   
 

054 EA

6,925,054

1,607,305

       
 

SUFFIELD

   
 

Suffield High (Vo-Ag)

   
 

048 VA

4,904,735

4,904,735

       
 

TOLLAND

   
 

Birch Grove School

   
 

060 RE

942,500

521,768

       
 

TOLLAND

   
 

Tolland Middle School

   
 

061 RE

175,500

97,157

       
 

TOLLAND

   
 

Parker Memorial School

   
 

062 RE

1,131,000

626,122

       
 

TOLLAND

   
 

Tolland High School

   
 

063 RE

942,500

521,768

       
 

TRUMBULL

   
 

New Elementary (PK-5)

   
 

095 N

28,225,000

8,972,728

       
 

WATERTOWN

   
 

Swift Middle School

   
 

048 EA

18,000,000

10,542,600

       
 

WESTON

   
 

Middle School

   
 

041 EA/RR

9,582,362

2,053,500

       
 

WESTON

   
 

New Intermediate

   
 

042 N

23,397,232

5,014,027

       
 

WESTON

   
 

Weston High School

   
 

043 EA/RR

35,809,991

7,674,081

       
 

WESTON

   
 

Hurlbutt School

   
 

044 EA/RR

10,152,739

2,175,732

       
 

WETHERSFIELD

   
 

Webb Building

   
 

094 EA

18,332,374

8,315,565

       
 

WETHERSFIELD

   
 

Charles Wright Elementary

   
 

095 EA/RR

7,549,869

3,424,621

       
 

WETHERSFIELD

   
 

Alternative Day Program

   
 

097 E

1,052,985

477,634

       
 

WOODBRIDGE

   
 

New School (PK-2)

   
 

017 N

16,053,781

4,071,239

       
 

REG. DIST. #5

   
 

Amity Regional High

   
 

044 EA

36,038,415

12,613,445

       
 

REG. DIST. #5

   
 

Alternative School

   
 

045 P/A

881,507

308,527

       
 

REG. DIST. #10

   
 

New Intermediate School

   
 

035 N

33,086,500

18,078,464

       
 

REG. DIST. #11

   
 

Parish Hill High School

   
 

012 RE

234,889

165,268

       
 

REG. DIST. #15

   
 

Middlebury Elementary

   
 

084 RE

628,580

269,409

       
 

REG. DIST. #17

   
 

Haddam/Killingworth Middle

   
 

040 N

57,000,000

28,294,800

       
 

REG. DIST. #18

   
 

Center School

   
 

034 RE

93,144

34,268

       
 

BLOOMFIELD

   
 

Bloomfield High

   
 

066 A

7,300,000

3,258,720

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New Barnum Elementary

   
 

131 N

44,147,458

35,317,966

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New Hall Elementary

   
 

132 N

40,120,084

32,096,067

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Beardsley Elementary

   
 

133 A/RR

4,131,514

3,305,211

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Columbus Elementary

   
 

134 A/RR

3,715,017

2,972,014

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Wilbur Cross Elementary

   
 

135 A/RR

3,452,900

2,762,320

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Park City Magnet

   
 

136 A

2,608,312

2,086,650

       
 

CLINTON

   
 

Abraham Pierson

   
 

051 EA

751,501

397,243

       
 

CORNWALL

   
 

Cornwall Consolidated

   
 

012 EA

5,686,900

1,279,553

       
 

ENFIELD

   
 

Enfield High School

   
 

132 EA

6,228,366

4,159,926

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Claude Chester School

   
 

165 EA

11,606,373

7,626,548

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Eastern Point School

   
 

168 N

15,195,459

9,984,936

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Mary Morrisson School

   
 

169 EA/RR

9,139,010

6,005,243

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Pleasant Valley School

   
 

171 EA

9,742,481

6,401,784

       
 

GROTON

   
 

S. B. Butler School

   
 

172 EA

10,103,213

6,638,821

       
 

HAMDEN

   
 

Spring Glen School

   
 

094 N

16,074,542

10,276,455

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Burr Elementary

   
 

267 EA

27,790,000

22,131,956

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Naylor Elementary

   
 

268 EA

30,160,000

24,019,424

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Rawson Elementary

   
 

269 EA

32,790,000

26,113,956

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Webster Elementary

   
 

270 EA

31,730,000

25,269,772

       
 

LEBANON

   
 

Lyman Memorial High

   
 

048 VA/VE

301,640

301,640

       
 

MANSFIELD

   
 

Southeast Elementary

   
 

061 RE

500,000

389,300

       
 

MIDDLETOWN

   
 

Middletown High School

   
 

108 VA/VE

128,500

128,500

       
 

MILFORD

   
 

Joseph A. Foran High School

   
 

160 A

72,000

32,911

       
 

NORTH BRANFORD

   
 

Williams Elementary

   
 

048 RE

110,000

62,469

       
 

NORWALK

   
 

West Rocks Middle School

   
 

195 EA

4,537,093

1,539,436

       
 

NORWICH

   
 

Alternative High School

   
 

095 A/TCH

15,000

11,304

       
 

OXFORD

   
 

Quaker Farms School

   
 

030 E/CV

1,641,320

791,280

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

East Ridge Middle School

   
 

049 A

12,652,634

2,936,676

       
 

SOUTHINGTON

   
 

Southington Regional Vo Ag

   
 

117 VA/VE

243,000

243,000

       
 

STAFFORD

   
 

Stafford High School

   
 

044 A

543,542

396,025

       
 

VERNON

   
 

Rockville High (Vo-Ag)

   
 

115 VA

263,945

263,945

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

Thompson School

   
 

126 SITE

123,650

91,860

       
 

WESTPORT

   
 

Conversion Middle to Elem

   
 

091 A/RR

18,426,151

3,882,390

       
 

WETHERSFIELD

   
 

Silas Deane Middle School

   
 

093 EA/RR

17,724,655

8,039,904

       
 

WILLINGTON

   
 

Hall Memorial School

   
 

031 A

17,500

12,187

       
 

WILLINGTON

   
 

Center School

   
 

033A/TCH

77,000

53,623

       
 

WILLINGTON

   
 

Hall Memorial School

   
 

034 A/TCH

92,000

64,069

       
 

WILTON

   
 

Miller/Driscoll Schools

   
 

050 A

700,000

152,530

       
 

WOLCOTT

   
 

Wolcott High School

   
 

069 A

145,000

86,478

       
 

WOODBRIDGE

   
 

Beecher Road School

   
 

018 A

1,460,555

370,397

       
 

REG. DIST. #1

   
 

Housatonic Valley Reg. High

   
 

037 VA/VE

329,050

329,050

       
 

REG. DIST. #5

   
 

Amity Reg. Jr. High-Bethany

   
 

042 EA/RR

15,880,352

5,558,123

       
 

REG. DIST. #5

   
 

Amity Reg. Jr. High-Orange

   
 

043 EA/RR

15,589,965

5,456,488

       
 

REG. DIST. #6

   
 

Wamogo Reg. H.S. (Vo-Ag)

   
 

043 VA

915,897

915,897

       
 

REG. DIST. #7

   
 

Northwestern Reg. (Vo-Ag)

   
 

026 VA/VE

1,431,850

1,431,850

       
 

REG. DIST. #19

   
 

E. O. Smith High (Vo-Ag)

   
 

015 VA/VE

254,920

254,920

       
 

CES

   
 

Coop Educ Services

   
 

027 SP/E

3,394,600

3,394,600

       
 

ACES

   
 

Mill Road School

   
 

029 SP/PA

15,774,116

15,774,116

       
 

ANDOVER

   
 

Andover Elementary

   
 

013 EC

191,300

107,262

       
 

DARIEN

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

106 BE/N

1,390,067

144,011

       
 

ENFIELD

   
 

Parkman Elementary

   
 

131 EC

163,110

108,941

       
 

FARMINGTON

   
 

Union Elementary

   
 

054 EC

101,500

28,999

       
 

FARMINGTON

   
 

Farmington High School

   
 

055 EC

284,000

81,139

       
 

PRESTON

   
 

Preston Plains Middle

   
 

018 A/TCH

205,000

139,831

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Veterans Park School

   
 

055 EC

250,000

58,025

       
 

SOUTHINGTON

   
 

Derynoski Elementary

   
 

116 EC

123,625

64,458

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

Molloy School

   
 

124 EC

407,000

302,360

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

West Haven High School

   
 

125 EC

2,000,000

1,485,800

       
 

WETHERSFIELD

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

096 BE/A

3,733,310

846,715

       
 

REG. DIST. #1

   
 

Housatonic Valley Reg. High

   
 

036 EC

700,000

284,970

       
 

REG. DIST. #5

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

041 BE/PA

877,361

153,538

       
 

REG. DIST. #15

   
 

Gainfield Elementary

   
 

083 EC

175,000

75,005

(2) Previously Authorized Projects Which Have Changed Substantially in Scope or Cost

 

School District

Authorized

Requested

 

School

   
 

Project Number

   
       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Hallen School

   
 

015-116 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   

Total Project Costs

2,070,690

2,567,056

 

Total Grant

2,433,226

3,016,489

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Hooker School

   
 

015-117 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

5,013,360

6,305,574

 

Total Grant

6,495,426

8,169,648

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

Madison School

   
 

015-118 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,464,969

8,043,421

 

Total Grant

8,376,164

10,421,243

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New West Side Elementary

   
 

015-125 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

21,287,550

34,049,970

 

Total Grant

17,030,040

27,239,976

       
 

CROMWELL

   
 

Cromwell Middle School

   
 

033-040 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

5,515,000

8,135,000

 

Total Grant

2,856,219

4,213,117

       
 

CROMWELL

   
 

Edna C. Stevens School

   
 

033-042 A/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

4,162,000

7,175,000

Total Grant

2,155,500

3,715,933

       
 

EAST LYME

   
 

East Lyme Middle School

   
 

045-054 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

50,000,000

37,500,000

 

Total Grant

23,570,000

17,677,500

       
 

GLASTONBURY

   
 

Gideon Welles Middle School

   
 

054-088 A

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

4,250,000

5,167,112

 

Total Grant

1,426,725

1,734,599

       
 

GLASTONBURY

   
 

Glastonbury High School

   
 

054-091 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

38,560,310

68,111,000

 

Total Grant

12,944,696

22,864,863

       
 

HAMDEN

   
 

Hamden Middle School

   
 

062-084 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

19,500,000

35,000,000

 

Total Grant

12,466,350

22,375,500

       
 

KENT

   
 

Kent Center School

   
 

068-006 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,100,000

9,200,000

 

Total Grant

1,982,500

2,990,000

       
 

MIDDLETOWN

   
 

Lawrence School

   
 

083-105 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,647,300

9,907,532

 

Total Grant

4,059,506

6,050,530

       
 

MIDDLETOWN

   
 

Wesley School

   
 

083-106 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,314,000

9,316,619

 

Total Grant

3,855,960

5,689,659

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Timothy Dwight School

   
 

093-328 E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

1,922,148

2,825,000

 

Total Grant

1,510,232

2,219,603

       
 

NORWALK

   
 

Brookside Elementary

   
 

103-197 RNV/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

16,215,000

10,363,549

 

Total Grant

5,616,876

3,589,933

       
 

RIDGEFIELD

   
 

Barlow Elementary (Re-opening)

   
 

118-045 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

16,686,129

17,341,965

 

Total Grant

3,814,449

3,964,373

       
 

SIMSBURY

   
 

Simsbury High School

   
 

128-092 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

66,165,557

94,660,740

 

Total Grant

20,795,835

29,751,871

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Westhill High School

   
 

(Vo-Ag Program)

   
 

135-219 VA/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

5,440,000

9,007,038

 

Total Grant

5,440,000

9,007,038

       
 

THOMASTON

   
 

Thomaston Center School

   
 

140-031 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,000,000

23,768,810

 

Total Grant

6,169,992

24,442,227

       
 

THOMASTON

   
 

Thomaston High School

   
 

140-034 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

5,238,709

35,803,911

 

Total Grant

3,218,139

21,994,343

       
 

TRUMBULL

   
 

Regional Agriscience and

   
 

Technology Center

   
 

144-094 VA/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

7,315,279

8,538,279

 

Total Grant

7,315,279

8,538,279

       
 

VOLUNTOWN

   
 

Voluntown Elementary

   
 

147-014 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

2,375,000

3,136,612

 

Total Grant

1,696,463

2,240,482

       
 

WATERBURY

   
 

Rotella Magnet School

   
 

151-192

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

20,500,000

22,603,000

 

Total Grant

20,500,000

22,603,000

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

H.C. Wilcox

   
 

001 VT

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

8,057,500

9,257,500

 

Total Grant

8,057,500

9,257,500

       
 

REG. DIST. #1

   
 

Housatonic Valley Regional

   
 

High School

   
 

201-031 VA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

4,975,000

5,542,258

 

Total Grant

4,975,000

5,542,258

       
 

REG. DIST. #15

   
 

Pomeraug High School

   
 

215-075 E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

25,500,000

28,508,000

 

Total Grant

11,293,950

12,626,193

       
 

REG. DIST. #15

   
 

Rochambeau Middle School

   
 

215-077 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

12,000,000

15,187,000

 

Total Grant

5,314,800

6,726,322

       
 

REG. DIST. #18

   
 

Center Elementary

   
 

218-033 RNV/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

14,148,738

8,718,589

 

Total Grant

5,205,321

3,207,569

       
 

EAST OF THE RIVER

   
 

MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL

   
 

(Two Rivers Magnet School)

   
 

224-001 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

27,971,548

32,736,979

 

Total Grant

27,971,548

32,736,979

       
 

CREC

   
 

Residential Education Center

   
 

(Polaris Center)

   
 

241-087 SP

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,800,000

9,500,000

 

Total Grant

6,800,000

9,500,000

       
 

ACES

   
 

William Douglas School

   
 

244-026 MAG

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

4,074,692

6,335,785

 

Total Grant

2,575,613

6,335,785

       
 

ACES

   
 

Educational Center for the Arts

   
 

244-027 MAG/P

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,182,333

10,216,675

 

Total Grant

6,182,333

10,216,675

       
 

LEARN

   
 

Multicultural Magnet School

   
 

245-084 MAG

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

22,369,046

25,369,046

 

Total Grant

22,369,046

25,369,046

       
 

NEW BRITAIN

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

152 BE/EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

5,750,000

11,075,000

 

Total Grant

2,269,238

2,800,168

       
 

SHERMAN

   
 

Sherman School

   
 

127-0006 RNV/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

7,146,013

9,968,635

 

Total Grant

1,837,239

2,562,936

       
 

MERIDEN

   
 

Thomas Edison Magnet

   
 

Middle School

   
 

080-076 MAG

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

31,800,000

34,400,000

 

Total Grant

31,800,000

34,400,000

       
 

REG. DIST. #4

   
 

Valley Regional School

   
 

204-013 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

19,869,518

25,390,000

 

Total Grant

8,941,283

11,425,500

       
 

REG. DIST. #4

   
 

John Winthrop School

   
 

204-014 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

10,271,100

15,365,000

 

Total Grant

4,621,995

6,914,250

       
 

REG. DIST. #4

   
 

Central Administration Office

   
 

204-015 BE/A

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

450,000

1,011,000

 

Total Grant

101,250

227,475

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Norwich may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 104-094) at Kelly Middle School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Tolland may let out for bid on and commence extension and alteration projects (Project Numbers 142-064 and 142-065) at Birch Grove Primary School and Tolland High School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the scope of a school building project be set at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Groton may change the scope of the extension and alteration projects at Pleasant Valley and S. B. Butler Schools (Project Numbers 059-171 EA and 059-172 EA) to renovation projects and enlarge the scope of the new Eastern Point School (Project Number 059-168 N).

Sec. 5. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Wallingford may let out for bid on and commence a renovation project (Project Number 148-133 RE) at Cook Hill School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 6. Section 3 of special act 00-10 is amended to read as follows:

Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter, the town of New Britain shall be eligible for a school building project grant and progress payments for an administrative facility which is constructed using a design and build method of construction. Each design phase shall be reviewed and approved for compliance with all applicable codes by local authorities having jurisdiction over such codes. The provisions of section 10-287 of the general statutes relative to bidding all orders and contracts for school building construction shall not apply to this project.

Sec. 7. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, the code violation and heating, ventilation and air conditioning project at Plainfield High School in Plainfield is included in subdivision (1) of section 1 of this act and shall be eligible to be subsequently considered for a grant commitment from the state, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to June 30, 2001, and meets all other provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter.

Sec. 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Simsbury may change the description of the project for a new high school (Project Number 128-092N) to an extension and alteration project at Simsbury High School.

Sec. 9. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that a bid not be let out until plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit, the town of Hartford may let out for bid on and commence projects for roof replacement and oil tank replacement (Project Numbers 064-235RR/OT, 064-239 RR/OT, 064-240 RR/OT, 064-241 RR, 064-242 OT, 064-243 OT, 064 244 OT) at Fox Middle School, Simpson Waverly School, Mt. Laurel School, Fred D. Wish School, Mark Twain School, Barbour School and Rawson School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the description of a project type for a school building project be made at the time of application for a school building project grant, the town of Hartford may expand the scope of the expansion and renovation project at Parkville School (Project Number 064-179E) to include a roof replacement.

Approved July 6, 2001