Provides state-mandated services in an inclusionary environment for children with special needs: social/emotional, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy.
Additional services for children needing therapies but not qualified to attend the preschool.
Occupies 4 classrooms in Harrington Elementary (2005) and 2 classrooms in Central School Administration Office (aka “Old Harrington”, 1956). Teachers and students must walk a 600’ outdoor path between them.
Old Harrington does not meet current state building codes for schools, and has no sprinkler system.
Unite all programing in a single building designed for preschool students with special needs.
Construction at 20 Pelham Road, adjacent to the Community Center.
Provide services to 50% more children, allowing for anticipated enrollment increases.
Reduce costly and inconvenient out-of-district placements for children with special needs.
Previous LCP space will help relieve existing overcrowding at Harrington Elementary.
Total cost: $15.3 million.
Insufficient space for required services.
Expansion into “Old Harrington” is severely limited by out-dated condition of building, and renovating Old Harrington would not be cost-effective.
This expansion was never intended as a permanent solution for LCP.
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