Tuesday night, the School Building Committee approved a $2.06 million budget for furniture, fixtures and equipment as part of the , which was $1,000 below the budgeted amount.
“At least it is under budget,” Superintendent Jerome Belair said.
The School Building Committee increased the original budget for The reason was largely because the original budget did not replace the furniture of the existing building, and now the town will replace all the furniture, Belair said at the time.
The old furniture will either be sold, donated, disposed of or given to other town departments that need it, Belair said at the time. The new furniture will be ergonomically correct, and is “what works for furniture in a modern classroom,” according to project architect Greg Smolley of JCJ Architecture.
“If you think it is hard buying furniture for your house, imagine buying furniture for a school with 100-plus rooms in it,” Smolley said in June.
Before, none of the work on the existing project received state reimbursement because the town did not apply for renovate-as-new status. and 34 percent of the money spent on the existing section could be reimbursed by the state, Belair said in June. The furniture for the new section is already being partially reimbursed by the state.
Line Items In FFE Budget
(Some numbers are estimated)
Administration Furniture: $187,933.10
Student Furniture: $183,765.36
Cafeteria Tables: $159,597.96
Computer Furniture: $27,364.84
Lounge Furniture: $6,108.48
Wood Furniture: $40,589.10
Family and Consumer Science Equipment: $8,534
Media Center Furniture: $217,218.07
Music Furniture and Equipment: $169,881.94
Nurse Furniture and Equipment: $7,864.64
Technical Education Furniture and Equipment: $119,154.42
Art Furniture and Equipment: $7,900
Science Furniture and Equipment: $145,162.93
Fitness Equipment: $29,960
Miscellaneous Furniture and Equipment: $6,010
Maintenance Equipment: $172,030