Renovation Project

Monroe Consolidated School

Proposed Secure Entryway Renovation Project

The School Entryway Committee believes this is a responsible compromise that balances budget, security and educational concerns for the Monroe Consolidated School. The entrance improvement options will also offer the added benefit of a small amount of additional educational space and better supporting spaces for students. We hope you will support our proposal in March 2023.

Community Informational Session:

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 6:30PM at Monroe Consolidated School

  • The committee will be joined by the members of our architect and construction management firms to answer questions. Learn first hand about the plan.

Renovation Project Vote to be held March 2023

Outreach Committee Question & Answers

Answers to FAQ from Outreach Committee

Following is the proposed secure entryway renovation project plan. This plan puts the egress for grades preschool through first on the North End of the building, above the current stairway currently located there.

22 05 12_ 21-800 Monroe North Stair option.pdf

The renovation project was placed on hold for the 2020-2021 school year, however the renovation committee began to meet again starting in July 2021 (view notes here.) The committee is made up of community members, school families, School Board members and MCS staff. Current members are as follows:

  • James Lang

  • Karen Remick

  • Karl Johnson

  • Mike Jones

  • Paul Regis

  • Rob Martin

  • Rose Harris

  • Jacqueline Gaouette

  • Chelsie Boutin

  • Stephanie Chadburn

  • Leah Holz

The renovation committee worked with Banwell Architects to come up with and share a proposed secure entryway plan to the Monroe School Board and to the staff at Monroe Consolidated School.

Minutes from Renovation Committee Meeting 10/19/21

At the School Board meeting on 2/7/22, the Board voted to accept Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company as Construction Manager for the renovation project.

In April 2021 the Monroe School Board interviewed three architect firms and selected Banwell Architects out of Lebanon, NH, to move forward with bringing a plan to the Town of Monroe for a secure entryway for the Monroe Consolidated School. The renovation committee will work with Banwell Architects to come up with a design for the secure entryway, to bring to the School Board for approval and then to the Town voters.

A Request for Proposals for Construction Manager Services for the proposed secure entryway has been issued. To review the RFP click here.