NEW LONDON, N.H. — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg and the Kearsarge Regional School District wish to provide community members with an update on the proposed construction and renovation of the high school STEAM wing.
This March, voters will be asked whether or not they support funding a significant renovation project that would repair and modernize the STEAM wing at Kearsarge Regional High School.
The proposed renovation and construction project would update parts of the original classroom spaces, which are now over 50 years old, to make them suitable for technical education, robotics and applied arts uses.
Additionally, the new construction would support learning and career pathways in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, applied arts and mathematics) fields, create physical learning spaces for 21st-century education and expand skills development for students not electing to pursue post-secondary degrees. A new green room for the school’s television and media programs would also be included.
The proposed new construction at the high school would include creating a new robotics lab, storage and classroom space, an expanded culinary learning space, modern manufacturing education options, updated spaces for the theater program and additional art classroom space — among other upgrades.
The renovation would focus on reconfiguring and updating the existing library space, creating cross-discipline project-based learning opportunities, updating locker rooms, upgrading mechanical systems and replacing the roof and rearranging existing facilities to improve working and learning conditions.
The proposed project would cost $22,270,000 and would be funded via a 20-year bond, with the costs shared by residents of all seven Kearsarge communities.
For more information about the project, click here.