Thomas Hogan Litchfield Schools Planning Committee papers
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The Thomas Hogan Litchfield Schools Planning Committee papers document the Committee's work to formulate options for the renovation and expansion of Litchfield's intermediate and high schools. The committee met in 2002 and early 2003, submitting its final report in February. Litchfield attorney Thomas Hogan was a member of the committee, and the collection consists of his records, which include news clippings, Board of Education minutes, Hogan's remarks and letters to the editor, Building Committee minutes, legal research, educational specifications, Litchfield Intermediate School renovation analysis, correspondence, minutes, proposals, work papers, background data, reports to the Board of Education, and Litchfield Public Schools Pre K-12 School Facilities Study written by Jeeter, Cook & Jepson, Architects, Inc.
- Created: 2002-2003
- Other: Date acquired: 03/05/2005
- Litchfield Schools Planning Committee (Organization)
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In October, 2002, a Litchfield town meeting established the Litchfield Schools Planning Committee, consisting of the first selectman, the chairman of the Board of Education, the chairman of the Board of Finance, and nine members chosen from the public. One of the nine members elected was attorney Thomas F. Hogan. The LSPC met weekly to complete its task of developing options for the Litchfield community and the Board of Education. Jeeter, Cook & Jepson, Architects, Inc. was hired to review and evaluate the options and to provide new alternatives that might not have been considered. In all, the LSPC studied 22 options. After further analysis, five options were submitted to the Board of Education in February, 2003, in the LSPC's final report. An option that called for a new high school and renovated intermediate school at a total cost of $55 million, of which $34 million would be borne by the town, was unanimously approved by the Boards of Selectmen, Finance, and Education, and submitted to the voters at a referendum in April, 2003. The project was narrowly defeated.
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