High-quality schools protect property values. Realtors routinely cite the quality of our school system for promoting home ownership in Farmington.
Farmington High School is also home to many recreational and educational programs. Over 150 Adult and Continuing Education classes and more than 125 groups use the school’s facilities. These classes and group activities generate additional revenue.
Unfortunately, the conditions of the current facility prevent us from hosting certain activities, such as community performances in the auditorium (like the Farmington Symphony orchestra) as well as state athletic competitions in the non-ADA compliant gymnasium.
The new facility will better serve sports and recreation, performing arts, and clubs and organizations in our community.
In addition, FHS serves as the Town emergency shelter. While the current facility has failed in several recent emergencies, the new facility is designed to safely and reliably accommodate residents when the next emergency arises.
An emergency generator is included in the project and will be sized to allow critical systems to operate in the event of a power outage in Farmington. The new building is also designed so that selected areas can be opened to residents if their homes have been affected by severe weather events. Food service areas can continue to operate, as well as bathrooms and showers in the new building.