As a town, we face a critical need in the current Farmington High School facility. How we move forward as a community will define us for generations to come.
The current building suffers from numerous deficiencies, including:
- Non-compliance with ADA standards, with the building containing spaces and entire sections that are completely inaccessible to those with mobility limitations [CT Office of Civil Rights Review, April 2014], putting us in violation of both Federal and State law
- A rapidly deteriorating roof that leaks in hallways and classrooms
- Insufficient and outdated classroom, science lab, media center, and cafeteria space
- Reliance on antiquated and inefficient heating, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems that frequently fail
- Compromised safety and security with 23 separate points of entry, inadequate lighting and poor sightlines
- A sprawling, inefficient layout with overcrowded and narrow hallways that presents numerous obstacles, including the inability of students to change classes safely and on time
Particularly distressing is that, as a result of these shortcomings, Farmington High School is now on the watch-list for losing NEASC accreditation. While our award-winning faculty and staff provide an education that is second to none, our rapidly deteriorating physical learning environment is in danger of negating all that they provide. We cannot let this happen!
Read the full Statement of Need issued by the Board of Education in January 2019.
Read on – why we must do something.