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House Bill No. 6001

May 9 Special Session, Public Act No. 02-2

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. (Effective from passage) 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, as amended, 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, 2001, 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, 2002, as follows:

(1) Estimated Grant Commitments

 

School District

Estimated Total

Estimated

 

School

Project Costs

Grant

 

Project Number

   
       
 

EAST HARTFORD

   
 

E. Hartford/Glastonbury Magnet

   
 

0228 MAG/N

$ 22,000,000

$ 22,000,000

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Sport Science Magnet High School

   
 

0279 MAG/N

67,648,775

67,648,775

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Co-op Arts/Humanities Magnet

   
 

0341 MAG/N

41,700,000

41,700,000

       
 

NEW LONDON

   
 

Science/Tech HS Magnet

   
 

0078 MAG/E

18,750,000

18,750,000

       
 

NORWALK

   
 

Global Studies Magnet

   
 

0212 MAG/E

8,435,569

8,435,569

       
 

EASTCONN

   
 

PreK/K Magnet School

   
 

0089 MAG/N

14,499,687

14,499,687

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   

E. C. Goodwin VT School

   
 

0005 VT/EA

53,798,000

53,798,000

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   

W. F. Kaynor VT School

   
 

0006 VT/EA

   
   

53,325,000

53,325,000

 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

Eli Whitney VT School

   
 

0007 VT/EA

54,400,000

54,400,000

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

Norwich VT School

   
 

0008 VT/EA

47,800,000

47,800,000

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New High School Number 4

   
 

0137 N

112,210,554

88,567,790

       
 

CANTON

   
 

Canton Intermediate School

   
 

0026 EA

5,480,005

2,192,002

       
 

CANTON

   
 

Canton Jr. Sr. High School

   
 

0028 EA

17,135,175

6,854,070

       
 

CHESHIRE

   
 

Dodd Middle School

   
 

0090 E

2,000,000

785,800

       
 

CLINTON

   
 

Lewin G. Joel Jr. School

   
 

0053 EA

5,474,269

2,835,124

       
 

COLCHESTER

   
 

New PreK-2 School

   
 

0041 N

29,934,203

19,349,469

       
 

CROMWELL

   
 

New 3-5 Elementary School

   
 

0044 N

24,826,000

13,564,926

       
 

DANBURY

   
 

New Elementary School

   
 

0130 N

16,816,000

8,288,606

       
 

EASTON

   
 

New Pre-K to 5 Elem.

   
 

0020 N

44,533,907

10,180,451

       
 

ELLINGTON

   
 

Windermere School

   
 

0056 E

1,190,000

714,000

       
 

ESSEX

   
 

Essex Elementary School

   
 

0006 EA

15,887,000

4,708,907

       
 

GRANBY

   
 

Frank M. Kearns Primary

   
 

0045 EA

1,600,000

685,760

       
 

LITCHFIELD

   
 

Litchfield H. S. Conversion

   
 

0034 A

749,500

310,518

       
 

LITCHFIELD

   
 

Litchfield Intermediate School

   
 

0035 EA/RR

34,976,000

14,490,557

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

Manchester Regl. Academy

   
 

0143 E

300,000

195,000

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

New Manchester High School

   
 

0158 N

126,610,445

82,296,789

       
 

MERIDEN

   
 

New Lincoln Middle School

   
 

0083 N

35,334,934

26,879,284

       
 

MIDDLETOWN

   
 

New Middletown High School

   
 

0109 N

84,328,500

54,214,793

       
 

MIDDLETOWN

   
 

Middletown Vo-Ag Center

   
 

0110 VA/N

13,496,907

13,496,907

       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Montville High School

   
 

0085 EA

16,947,640

11,076,978

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Pardee Greenhouse

   
 

0347 VA/A

2,675,000

2,675,000

       
 

NEW LONDON

   
 

New Jennings Elementary

   
 

0079 N

36,760,800

14,310,979

       
 

NORWALK

   
 

Brien McMahon High School

   
 

0213 EA/RR

48,089,300

16,489,821

       
 

NORWICH

   
 

Regional Special Education

   
 

0100 SP/PA

1,550,000

1,550,000

       
 

OLD SAYBROOK

   
 

New Old Saybrook Intermed.

   
 

0033 N

22,000,000

6,364,600

       
 

OXFORD

   
 

Oxford Center School

   
 

0034 E

1,184,410

575,268

       
 

PLAINFIELD

   
 

New Plainfield High School

   
 

0040 N

48,941,000

37,753,087

       
 

PLAINVILLE

   
 

New Linden Street School

   
 

0057 N

24,278,426

15,174,016

       
 

POMFRET

   
 

New Pomfret Middle School

   
 

0008 N

17,247,000

4,835,196

       
 

PORTLAND

   
 

Portland High/Middle School

   
 

0037 EA

39,652,386

22,090,344

       
 

SOMERS

   
 

Somers Elementary School

   
 

0032 EA

3,196,375

1,929,332

       
 

SOMERS

   
 

Somers High School

   
 

0034 EA

7,602,136

4,588,649

       
 

STONINGTON

   
 

Stonington High School

   
 

0046 EA/RR

24,000,000

8,743,200

       
 

TOLLAND

   
 

Birch Grove Prim

   
 

0064 EA

6,799,865

3,691,647

       
 

TORRINGTON

   
 

New Elementary School

   
 

0055 N/PS

15,727,022

10,952,298

       
 

TORRINGTON

   
 

Torringford School

   
 

0056 A

11,010,280

7,667,559

       
 

TRUMBULL

   
 

Nichols Preschool

   
 

0096 EA

5,838,200

1,918,433

       
 

WATERFORD

   
 

Early Childhood Regl. Spec. Ed.

   
 

0080 SP/N

5,268,336

5,268,336

       
 

WEST HARTFORD

   
 

Aiken School

   
 

0194 EA

4,355,000

1,633,125

       
 

WEST HARTFORD

   
 

Wolcott School

   
 

0195 EA

3,045,000

1,141,875

       
 

WEST HARTFORD

   
 

Sedgwick Middle School

   
 

0196 EA

3,100,000

1,162,500

       
 

WESTPORT

   
 

Staples High School

   
 

0093 EA

89,300,000

18,815,510

       
 

REG. DIST. #10

   
 

Lewis S. Mills/Har-Bur Complex

   
 

0036 EA/RR

21,089,000

11,674,870

       
 

REG. DIST. #15

   
 

Rochambeau School

   
 

0086 E

12,600,000

5,265,540

       
 

REG. DIST. #15

   
 

New Elementary School

   
 

0087 N

18,025,000

7,532,648

       
 

ACES

   
 

Arise

   
 

0031 SP/PF

217,500

217,500

       
 

LEBANON

   
 

Lyman Memorial Vo-Ag

   
 

0049 VE

125,081

125,081

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

Manchester High School

   
 

0159 A/TCH

55,000

35,750

       
 

MILFORD

   
 

Orchard Hills School

   
 

0161 EA

2,400,000

1,088,640

       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Alternate Educ. Center

   
 

0083 A

2,618,733

1,711,604

       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Mohegan School

   
 

0084 EA/RR

5,749,872

3,758,116

       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Leonard J. Tyl Middle School

   
 

0086 E

795,920

520,213

       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Dr. Charles E. Murphy School

   
 

0087 EA

7,532,268

4,923,090

       
 

MONTVILLE

   
 

Oakdale School

   
 

0088 EA

7,518,322

4,913,975

       
 

NEW HARTFORD

   
 

Bakerville Consolidated

   
 

0024 EA

1,298,667

667,904

       
 

NEW HARTFORD

   
 

New Hartford Elementary

   
 

0025 EA

246,356

126,701

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Barnard School

   
 

0339 A

27,165,482

21,634,590

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Worthington Hooker School

   
 

0340 A/RR

7,976,391

6,352,398

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

New (2-8) Worthington Hooker

   
 

0342 N

20,400,000

16,246,560

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Troup Middle School

   
 

0343 A

36,570,369

20,969,742

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Clinton Avenue School

   
 

0344 EA

25,106,252

19,994,619

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Beecher School

   
 

0345 EA

23,689,987

18,866,706

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Satellite Kitchen Upgrades

   
 

0346 A/CV

7,860,000

6,259,704

       
 

NEW LONDON

   
 

New London High School

   
 

0077 A/CV

1,124,000

875,146

       
 

NEW LONDON

   
 

Bennie Dover Jackson Middle

   
 

0080 A

1,282,573

998,611

       
 

OXFORD

   
 

Oxford Center School

   
 

0033 A/TCH

76,000

36,913

       
 

PLYMOUTH

   
 

Terryville High School

   
 

0050 A/RR

7,921,000

5,600,939

       
 

SOMERS

   
 

Mabelle B. Avery Middle

   
 

0033 EA

8,033,358

4,848,935

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Stamford High School

   
 

0223 A

28,032,528

8,210,727

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Northeast School

   
 

0228 A/TCH

26,600

7,791

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Stillmeadow School

   
 

0229 A/TCH

26,600

7,791

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Turn of River School

   
 

0230 A/TCH

60,380

17,685

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Dolan School

   
 

0231 A/TCH

60,380

17,685

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Cloonan School

   
 

0232 A/TCH

60,380

17,685

       
 

STAMFORD

   
 

Westhill High School

   
 

0234 A/TCH

79,800

23,373

       
 

VERNON

   
 

Rockville High School

   
 

0117 A/CV

260,331

179,446

       
 

WALLINGFORD

   
 

Lyman Hall Vo-Ag

   
 

0145 VE

398,150

398,150

       
 

WATERFORD

   
 

Clark Lane Middle School

   
 

0081 EA/RR

9,688,100

2,283,485

       
 

WATERFORD

   
 

Waterford High School

   
 

0083 A/RR

13,056,500

3,077,417

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

Forest School

   
 

0128 EA/RR

3,850,000

2,914,835

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

Edith E. Mackrille School

   
 

0131 EA/RR

9,617,360

7,281,303

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

Seth G. Haley School

   
 

0132 EA/RR

7,063,400

5,347,700

       
 

WOLCOTT

   
 

Wolcott High School

   
 

0070 A

85,000

52,216

       
 

REG. DIST. #7

   
 

Northwestern Regional Vo-Ag

   
 

0027 VE

445,660

445,660

       
 

CANTON

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

0027 BE/A

311,200

62,240

       
 

CLINTON

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

0054 BE/EA

406,895

105,365

       
 

COLEBROOK

   
 

Colebrook Consolidated

   
 

0009 EC

135,000

57,375

       
 

EAST HADDAM

   
 

Nathan Hale-Ray Middle

   
 

0030 EC

75,000

37,230

       
 

EAST HARTFORD

   
 

New Central Administration

   
 

0226 BE/PF

6,617,705

2,292,704

       
 

LITCHFIELD

   
 

New Central Admin. @ Old HS

   
 

0033 BE/A

100,000

20,715

       
 

MANCHESTER

   
 

Bennet Middle School

   
 

0142 EC

450,000

292,500

       
 

NEW CANAAN

   
 

New Central Administration

   
 

0042 BE/N

2,312,189

239,427

       
 

NORWICH

   
 

Wequonnoc School

   
 

0101 EC

1,200,000

900,000

       
 

POMFRET

   
 

New Central Administration

   
 

0009 BE/N

213,000

119,429

       
 

SOMERS

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

0035 BE/EA

1,443,205

435,559

       
 

WEST HAVEN

   
 

West Haven High School

   
 

0127 EC

600,000

454,260

       
 

WESTON

   
 

Hurlbutt Elementary School

   
 

0046 EC

157,188

33,685

       
 

ACES

   
 

Central Administration

   
 

0030 BE/PF

217,500

138,265

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

 

School District

Authorized

Requested

 

School

   
 

Project Number

   
       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New West Side Elementary

   
 

015-0125 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   

Total Project Costs

$ 34,049,470

$ 49,250,000

 

Total Grant

27,239,576

39,400,000

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New East Side Elementary

   
 

015-0128 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

19,168,000

40,955,000

 

Total Grant

15,334,000

32,764,000

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New East End Elementary

   
 

015-0129 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

22,451,000

40,955,000

 

Total Grant

17,960,000

32,764,000

       
 

BRIDGEPORT

   
 

New North End Elementary

   
 

015-0130 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

27,844,000

39,000,000

 

Total Grant

22,275,200

31,200,000

       
 

EAST HADDAM

   
 

East Haddam Primary

   
 

041-0022 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

13,805,224

16,273,851

 

Total Grant

6,557,481

7,730,079

       
 

EAST HARTFORD

   
 

International Baccalaureate

 
 

Academy

   
 

043-0223 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

10,381,309

13,693,357

Total Grant

10,381,309

13,693,357

       
 

FAIRFIELD

   
 

Fairfield High School

   
 

051-0097 A

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

1,829,000

2,418,345

 

Total Grant

502,975

665,045

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Claude Chester Elementary

   
 

059-0165 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

11,606,373

17,350,000

 

Total Grant

7,626,548

11,400,685

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Charles Barnum Elementary

   
 

059-0166 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

11,833,831

14,941,000

 

Total Grant

7,776,010

9,817,731

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Eastern Point Elementary

   
 

059-0168 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

15,195,459

18,676,000

 

Total Grant

9,984,936

12,272,000

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Mary Morrison Elementary

   
 

059-0169 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

9,139,010

15,855,016

 

Total Grant

6,005,243

14,356,978

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Noank Elementary

   
 

059-0170 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

7,837,852

11,086,000

 

Total Grant

5,150,253

7,284,611

       
 

GROTON

   
 

Pleasant Valley Elementary

   
 

059-0171 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

9,742,481

11,312,000

 

Total Grant

6,401,784

7,433,115

       
 

GROTON

   
 

S. B. Butler Elementary

   
 

059-0172 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

10,103,213

11,686,000

 

Total Grant

6,704,531

7,678,871

       
 

GROTON

   
 

William Seely Elementary

   
 

059-0173 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

8,580,856

11,543,000

 

Total Grant

5,638,480

7,584,905

       
 

HAMDEN

   
 

Wintergreen Magnet

   
 

062-0077 MAG/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

14,495,000

14,995,432

 

Total Grant

14,495,000

14,995,432

       
 

HAMDEN

   
 

Hamden Middle School

   
 

062-0084 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

35,000,000

43,493,865

 

Total Grant

22,375,500

27,805,628

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Montessori Magnet

   
 

064-0190 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

23,932,392

24,278,367

 

Total Grant

23,932,392

24,278,367

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

East Central Middle School

   
 

064-0215 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

27,000,000

29,108,173

 

Total Grant

20,827,800

22,916,885

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Math/Science/Arts Magnet

   
 

064-0216 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

48,167,298

51,731,229

 

Total Grant

48,167,298

51,731,229

       
 

HARTFORD

   
 

Breakthrough Academy Magnet

   
 

064-0271 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

19,635,000

26,000,000

 

Total Grant

19,635,000

26,000,000

       
 

MARLBOROUGH

   
 

Marlborough Elementary

   
 

(Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall School)

   
 

079-0012 RNV/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

13,385,950

16,390,563

 

Total Grant

6,549,745

8,019,902

       
 

MILFORD

   
 

Mathewson School

   
 

084-0159 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

3,000,000

4,500,000

 

Total Grant

1,392,900

2,089,350

       
 

MONROE

   
 

Masuk High School

   
 

085-0046 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

27,672,000

34,227,000

 

Total Grant

10,673,090

13,201,354

       
 

NEW BRITAIN

   
 

Lincoln Elementary School

   
 

089-0153 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

11,810,000

17,750,000

 

Total Grant

9,364,149

14,073,975

       
 

NEW BRITAIN

   
 

Vance Elementary School

   
 

089-0154 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

6,850,000

15,500,000

 

Total Grant

5,431,365

12,289,950

       
 

NEW BRITAIN

   
 

Northend Elementary School

   
 

089-0155 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

3,300,000

8,400,000

 

Total Grant

2,616,570

6,660,360

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

New Career High School

   
 

093-0145 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

5,500,000

11,120,975

 

Total Grant

6,035,568

12,203,891

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Aquaculture Center (Sound School)

   
 

093-0291 VA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

23,833,000

27,833,000

 

Total Grant

23,833,000

27,833,000

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

New Prince Welch

   
 

093-0306 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

29,000,000

35,000,000

 

Total Grant

31,443,714

37,949,310

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Arts Magnet Middle School

   
 

093-0307 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

26,500,000

27,700,000

 

Total Grant

26,500,000

27,700,000

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

New Fair Haven K - 8

   
 

093-0317 N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

26,900,000

36,700,000

 

Total Grant

21,135,330

28,835,190

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Katherine Brennan School

   
 

093-0318 RNV

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

10,400,000

14,400,000

 

Total Grant

8,171,280

11,214,080

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Fair Haven Middle School

   
 

093-0319 A/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

33,500,000

54,500,000

 

Total Grant

25,928,100

42,820,650

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Columbus School

   
 

093-0325 E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

539,000

739,000

 

Total Grant

425,433

583,293

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Hillhouse High School

   
 

093-0326 RNV/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

52,500,000

66,352,097

 

Total Grant

41,249,250

52,132,843

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Betsy Ross School

   
 

093-0332 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

21,500,000

33,500,000

 

Total Grant

16,969,950

26,441,550

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Nathan Hale School

   
 

093-0333 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

22,000,000

33,500,000

 

Total Grant

17,364,600

26,441,550

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Jepson Magnet School

   
 

093-0334 MAG/E

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

15,400,000

37,000,000

 

Total Grant

15,400,000

37,000,000

       
 

NEW HAVEN

   
 

Truman School

   
 

093-0335 EA/RR

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

20,100,000

37,200,000

 

Total Grant

15,864,930

29,361,960

       
 

NORWALK

   
 

West Rocks Middle School

   
 

103-0195 EA

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

4,537,093

5,564,759

 

Total Grant

1,539,436

1,888,123

       
 

WOODBRIDGE

   
 

Beecher Road School

   
 

167-0018 A

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

1,460,555

11,124,724

 

Total Grant

370,397

2,821,230

       
 

CREC

   
 

Metro Learning Center

   
 

241-0088 MAG/N

   
       
 

Estimated...

   

Total Project Costs

33,273,713

34,148,713

 

Total Grant

33,273,713

34,148,713

       
 

VT SCHOOLS

   
 

H. C. Wilcox

   
 

900-0001 VT

   
       
 

Estimated...

   
 

Total Project Costs

9,257,500

9,907,500

 

Total Grant

9,257,500

9,907,500

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Bolton may let out for bid on and commence a project for relocatable classrooms (Project Number 012-0033 RE) at Bolton High 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. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Winchester may let out for bid on and commence a project for roof replacement (Project Number 902-012 RR) at Gilbert 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. 4. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 city of New London may let out for bid on and commence a project for oil tank replacement (Project Number 095-073 CV/OT) at Jennings Elementary 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. 5. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 city of New London may let out for bid on and commence a project for renovation (Project Number 095-076 A) at Jennings Elementary 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. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 city of New London may let out for bid on and commence a project for installation of modular classrooms (Project Number 095-075 RE) at Edgerton Elementary 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. 7. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Winchester may let out for bid on and commence a code violation project (Project Number 162-035 CV) at Batcheller Elementary 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. 8. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Stamford may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 135-235 CV) at Cloonan 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. 9. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Stamford may let out for bid on and commence a project for code improvements (Project Number 135-174 CV) at Stamford High 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. 10. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 New Britain may change the scope of the extension and alteration projects at Lincoln Elementary School (Project Number 089-153 EA), Northend Elementary School (Project Number 089-155 EA) and Vance Elementary School (Project Number 089-154 EA) to renovation projects.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes requiring plan approval by any state agency, the town of Kent shall be eligible for reimbursement as otherwise provided by law for renovations and new construction associated with improvements to Kent Center School (Project Number 068-006 EA).

Sec. 12. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2002) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter 173, the State Board of Education may establish a pilot program for a period of three years that authorizes up to two school construction projects per year using a design-build contract and with the approval of the State Board of Education a town or regional school district may enter into a design-build contract for new school construction and shall be eligible to be considered for a grant commitment and progress payments from the state provided 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 any such project.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter 173, a town or regional school district choosing to use the design-build option pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall attend a meeting with Department of Education staff prior to executing a design-build contract. The department shall provide the town or regional school district with all of its code checklists and review materials which the town or regional school district shall use as a basis for obtaining plan approval by local officials having jurisdiction over such matters or other qualified code reviewers. It shall be the sole responsibility of the town or regional school district to ensure compliance with all applicable codes.

(c) The State Board of Education shall report in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and finance on or before January 15, 2006, on the efficiency and efficacy of using the design-build approach to school construction projects.

Sec. 13. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Stamford may let out for bid on and commence a project for alterations and code remedies (Project Number 135-203 CV/A) at Rippowam 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. 14. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section, a Waterbury project for work at multiple school facilities eligible to be considered in the amount of $ 8,475,000 pursuant to subsection (c) of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, 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 for such project, provided the school district files an application for such school building project prior to September 30, 2002, 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. 15. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 City of Waterbury may let out for bid on and commence roof replacement projects at Tinker School, Walsh School and Wilson School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for grant commitments from the state for such projects, provided plans and specifications have been approved by the Department of Education's school facilities unit.

Sec. 16. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Darien may let out for bid on and commence a project for roof replacement (Project Number 035-107 RR) at Tokeneke 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. 17. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Thomaston may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number 140-039 CV) at Center 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. 18. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Torrington may change the scope of the alteration project at Torringford School (Project Number 0056 A) to a renovation/alteration/addition project, provided such project otherwise meets the requirements set forth in chapter 173 of the general statutes.

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Waterbury may let out for bid on and commence a project for asbestos removal (Project Number TMP-151-ZFFZ) at H. S. Chase 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. 20. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes and any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning ineligible costs for school building projects, Regional School District Number 8 shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for costs associated with an off-site extension of the water system that will serve RHAM High School (Project Number 208-018 EA).

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring all orders and contracts for school building construction receiving state assistance to be awarded to the lowest responsible qualified bidder only after a public invitation to bid, the town of Wallingford is not required to bid the work for the hazardous material abatement phase on the extension and alteration project (Project Number 148-134 EA) at Moses Beach 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. 22. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 New London may let out for bid on and commence an alteration and technology project (Project Number 095-072 A/TCH) at the Central Administration Office 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. 23. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 10-283, as amended, excluding portable classrooms from school construction grant eligibility that create a new facility or cause an existing facility to be modified so that the portable buildings comprise a substantial percentage of the total facility area, the town of Madison may submit a project grant application and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state for the purchase of portable classrooms that comprise the Madison Town Campus Kindergarten Center.

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Granby may let out for bid on and commence Phase 3 of 3 (Project Number 056-042-EA/RR) at Granby High 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. 25. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to said chapter 173, the town of Westbrook shall be eligible to receive a grant for replacement of the boiler and HVAC system at Westbrook Junior/Senior High School (Project Number 154-017 EA).

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 Weston may let out for bid on and commence a project on septic and athletic fields at Bisceglie Scribner Park 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. 27. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 underground oil storage tank replacement for Annie Fisher School (Project Number 064-232 CV/OT), Weaver High School (Project Number 064-233 CV/OT), Martin Luther King School (Project Number 064-236 OT), Clark School (Project Number 064-238 OT) and Fred D. Wish School (Project Number 064-241 OT) 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. 28. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 West Haven may let out for bid on and commence a project for roof replacement (Project Number 156-116 RR) at Clarence E. Thompson School, projects for asbestos abatement at Edith F. Mackrille School (Project Number 156-120 HV), May V. Carrigan Middle School (Project Number 156-121 HV), West Haven High School (Project Number 156-122 HV), Seth G. Haley School (Project Number 156-123 HV) and at Clarence E. Thompson School a site acquisition project (Project Number 156-126), 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. 29. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 173 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education concerning square footage limitations, the town of Colchester shall be eligible for a grant for a project to increase square footage at the Jack Jackter Elementary School (Project Number 028-035).

Sec. 30. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-287 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring school construction projects to be publicly bid and be advertised in a newspaper having circulation in the town in which construction is to take place, the town of Willington may commence a project to install room air conditioners at Hall Memorial School (Project Number 160-0031 A) and 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. 31. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-283 of the general statutes, as amended, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education, the Phase I HVAC and casework for Wilbur Cross High School (Project Number 093-308) and James Hillhouse High School (Project Number 093-309) in New Haven shall be eligible for reimbursement as part of the Phase II renovation work at Wilbur Cross High School (Project Number 093-327) and James Hillhouse High School (Project Number 093-326) in New Haven.

Sec. 32. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10-292 of the general statutes, as amended, 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 New London may let out for bid on and commence alteration and technology projects (Project Number 095-067 A/TCH) at Winthrop Elementary School and (Project Number 095-071 A/TCH) at Edgarton Elementary School and shall be eligible to subsequently be considered for a grant commitment from the state.

Sec. 33. (Effective July 1, 2002) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (e) of section 10-265h of the general statutes, (1) an amount of up to six hundred thousand dollars in unexpended funds for the grant period ending June 30, 2001, awarded to the City of Waterbury under subsection (g) of section 13 of public act 99-242 shall be available for expenditure for an additional two years, and (2) an amount of up to one million one hundred thousand dollars in unexpended funds for the grant period ending June 30, 2002, awarded to the City of Waterbury under subsection (h) of section 32 of public act 99-242 shall be available for expenditure for an additional year.

Sec. 34. Subsection (c) of section 10-283 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2002):

(c) No school building project shall be added to the list prepared by the Commissioner of Education pursuant to subsection (a) of this section after such list is submitted to the committee of the General Assembly appointed pursuant to section 10-283a unless (1) the project is for a school placed on probation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the project is necessary to preserve accreditation, [or] (2) the project is necessary to replace a school building for which a state agency issued a written notice of its intent to take the school property for public purpose, or (3) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, the project is in a town operating under state governance. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to projects previously authorized by the General Assembly that require special legislation to correct procedural deficiencies.

Sec. 35. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2002) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 173 of the general statutes or the regulations adopted under said chapter 173, a local board of education in a town that is a distressed municipality, as defined in section 32-9p of the general statutes, with a population greater than ninety thousand shall be eligible to submit a consolidated school construction grant application for multiple school projects and be eligible to receive a single grant equal to the state share of total project costs. Based on a determination by the Office of Policy and Management that any such municipality is unable to reasonably issue debt to finance the local share of such costs, discretionary federal block grant funds may be deemed to have financed the local share of total project costs without regard to any zone restrictions that may limit the actual expenditure of such funds to specific schools. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (18) of section 10-282 of the general statutes, projects whose eligibility is provided for under this section may be considered renovations for purposes of receiving state grants.

Sec. 36. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 10-286 of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted by the State Board of Education requiring that the highest projected enrollment for a school building project be calculated for the eight year period from the date the local or regional board of education files a notification of a proposed school building project with the Department of Education, the town of Stratford may expand the period for the calculation of its projected enrollment for the extension and alteration project (Project Number 138-082 EA) at Chapel Street Elementary.

Approved July 1, 2002