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Elementary Expansion Project

What is Challenge Based Learning?

Since summer 2017, Middletown City School District has identified addressing overcrowding and space concerns in the elementary buildings as a priority. In 2018, the district evaluated a variety of options for adding new academic space. In October 2018, the Middletown Board of Education (BOE) determined adding space to an existing building was the most fiscally responsible decision (read more here). In spring 2019, the BOE voted their approval for an addition to Rosa Parks Elementary.

At the August 2019 BOE meeting, the board voted on the chosen construction manager, Conger Construction, and had a first read of the Rosa Parks addition with costs. Following the first read, the board voted on the construction project at the September 9 meeting. 

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Building FAQ

Why Now?

Who will build it?

What can you expect construction-wise in the next few months?

What's the timeline?

Will Rosa Parks Elementary have additional support staff?

Will Rosa Parks get a new playground?

What is Challenge Based Learning (CBL)?

How much will it cost?

How will the district fund the project?

In the News

In the News

"“In line with Middletown City School District’s strategic plan, we want every child to receive an exceptional learning experience. By adding more space to our elementary schools, [the] design team will be able to give more children access to innovative programing with a focus on contemporary design and delivery of instruction.” -Chris Urso, MCSD BOE President.

Journal-News Articles

March 30, 2020: Construction begins on $10M Middletown school expansion

September 18, 2019Early work on $10M Expansion of Middletown’s Rosa Parks School Underway

April 30, 2019: Middletown school board reversal: $10M school expansion plan approved

April 9, 2019: Middletown superintendent wants $10M expansion to elementary school

March 1, 2019: Public debates the last piece of Middletown Schools' huge $96M building project

February 26, 2019: Middletown’s Delayed $10M elementary school plan: District seeks public input

January 3, 2019: Middletown saved $10M on the large school construction project, so it’s expanding another building

October 9, 2018: Middletown elementary to get $10 million addition

District Articles

September 18, 2019: ICYMI Rosa Parks Elementary Expansion Project Update

April 30, 2019: Middletown Board of Education Votes 5-0 to Build Addition on Rosa Parks

March 27, 2019: Change in Middletown Schools Open Enrollment Practice

March 4, 2019: ICYMI Public Debates Elementary Expansion Project

February 27, 2019: ICYMI We're Seeking Public Input: Elementary Expansion

December 21, 2018: Keeping You in the Know: Central Academy Building Project Update

October 9, 2018: Middletown Schools to Build Addition on Central Academy

October 5, 2018: Middletown Board of Education to Vote on Proposed Addition to Central Academy